Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID609136
GroupFishes
GenusPiaractus
Speciesbrachypomus
Common Namepirapitinga, red-bellied pacu
StateNY
CountyRichmond
LocalityBrooks Pond [=Brooks Lake]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSandy Hook-Staten Island
HUC8 Number02030104
HUC10 NameArthur Kill-Upper Bay
HUC10 Number0203010402
HUC12 NameMorses Creek-Arthur Kill
HUC12 Number020301040204
Map
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Collection Month9
Collection Year2012
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26535
Author:Lore, D.C.
Date:2012
Title:Piranha fished out of Staten Island's Brooks Pond
Publisher:The Staten Island Advance
CommentsArticle calls it a piranha, but photo is obviously a pacu based on mouth shape. Fish caught week of Sept 2-8.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/9/2021].

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