Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID609130
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateIN
CountyMarion
LocalityWhite River, downtown Indianapolis just south of 16th St bridge, below dam.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper White
HUC8 Number05120201
HUC10 NameCrooked Creek-White River
HUC10 Number0512020110
HUC12 NameHowland Ditch-White River
HUC12 Number051202011006
Map
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Collection Month8
Collection Year2013
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26531
Author:Anonymous
Date:2013
Title:Piranha-like fish found in White River in Indianapolis
Publisher:WTHR
Commentsmost likely this species
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size~5 lbs.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/8/2021].

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