Specimen Information

Piaractus brachypomus
Piaractus brachypomus
(pirapitinga, red-bellied pacu)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID609116
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateSD
CountyYankton
LocalityMissouri River, at Yankton
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLewis and Clark Lake
HUC8 Number10170101
HUC10 NameBeaver Creek-Missouri River
HUC10 Number1017010112
HUC12 NameLake Yankton-Missouri River
HUC12 Number101701011204
Map
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Collection Day16
Collection Month6
Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26524
Author:Anonymous
Date:2005
Title:Piranha caught in Missouri River
Publisher:WOWT Channel 6
CommentsIdentified as piranha in article; picture shows head of pacu, most likely this species.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size12 in TL


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/20/2021].

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