Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID609119
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateTN
CountyHawkins
LocalityHolston River, approximately 1.5 miles downstream of the Burem Bridge.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameHolston
HUC8 Number06010104
HUC10 NameBig Creek-Holston River
HUC10 Number0601010401
HUC12 NameBradley Creek-Holston River
HUC12 Number060101040104
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month7
Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26526
Author:Grubb, B.
Date:2008
Title:The fish are biting - possible piranha caught in local stream
Publisher:The Rogersville Review
CommentsMost likely this species: mouth not like piranha, but hand covering operculum.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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