Reference List

This list includes references used to derive specimen records.

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Ref IDTypeAuthorDateTitle
19005 News 2006RareFishWithTeethCaught InNorth Attleboro.
19006 News 2006Foreign Creature Found in Cherry Creek Reservoir.
19011 News 2006Texas Man Catches Fish With Human-Like Teeth.
19009 News 2005Frightening fish doesn't have piranha's bite.
19010 News 2006Non-native pacu fish caught in Sampit River.
19117 ReportAlaska Department of Fish and Game.2002Alaska aquatic nuisance species management plan.
817 OtherAnonymous1992State record pacu certified.
1926 NewsAnonymous1995Fisherman pulls piranha from river near Easton.
13990 NewsAnonymous1998Editorial: The river that bites.
26428 NewsAnonymous2001Piranha-like fish landed at reservoir
13974 NewsAnonymous2002Piranha hauled in from Jasper County pond.
13988 Web PageAnonymous2004Pacu fishing records
14857 NewsArnold, H.2005City man pulls S. American fish from Esopus Creek.
26442 NewsBalde, L.2012Fish with human-like teeth caught near Rockford
24118 NewsBleech, M.2010Exotic fish don't belong in domestic waters.
14820 Web PageBowser, J., and R. Leighton.2000WCO Report for Nov 2000: Erie area, Erie, PA
14299 NewsBrasher, B.2005A fishy story.
25706 Web PageBureau of Reclamation.2009Native Aquatic Species of the Gila River Basin in Arizona and New Mexico - Results of Fish Monitoring on Selected Waters of the Gila River Basin.
17246 NewsCarr, S.L.2008Angler reels in a non-native pacu from Withlacoochee.
24369 DatabaseCenter for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.2019EDDMapS: Early detection and distribution mapping system
25730 ReportClarkson, R.S., B.R. Kesner, and P.C. Marsh.2011Long-term monitoring plan for fish populations in selected waters of the Gila River Basin, Arizona
14798 ReportCourtenay, W.R., Jr., and D.A. Hensley.1980Survey of introduced non-native fishes. Phase I Report: Introduced exotic fishes in North America: status 1979.
10 Book ChapterCourtenay, W.R., Jr., D.A. Hensley, J.N. Taylor, and J.A. McCann.1984Distribution of exotic fishes in the continental United States.
459 Book ChapterCourtenay, W.R., Jr., D.P. Jennings, and J.D. Williams.1991Appendix 2: Exotic fishes
165 Journal ArticleCourtenay, W.R., Jr., H.F. Sahlman, W.W. Miley II, and D.J. Herrema1974Exotic fishes in fresh and brackish waters of Florida.
27253 Journal ArticleCove, M.V., and A.S. Maurer.2015The Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus 1758) (Testudines: Chelydridae), in the Florida Keys.
14858 Web PageDick, D.2005anyone experiment with PACU fish in their ponds?.
18857 DatabaseFlorida Museum of Natural History2009Ichthyology Collection database.
18999 NewsFundingsland, K.2006South American freshwater fish caught at Patterson Lake.
19003 NewsGodwin, J.2006Exotic.
26431 NewsGreenberg, D.1997Report of piranha just a fish story
14310 NewsGregory, T.2004Fish story has exotic angle.
26509 NewsHolsinger, R.2008Pacu, fishy relative of piranha, caught in Terry's Lake
13010 ReportHowells, R.G2001Introduced non-native fishes and shellfishes in Texas waters: An updated list and discussion
7 ReportHowells, R.G., R.L. Benefield, and J.M. Mambretti.1991Records of pacus (Colossoma spp.) and piranhas (Serrasalmus spp.) in Texas. Management Data Series No. 70
706 BookJenkins, R.E., and N.M. Burkhead.1994Freshwater fishes of Virginia.
19004 NewsLamb, B.2006Wrong type fish biting: man catches exotic pacu from Black River.
804 NewsLee, M.C.1991Angler hooks toothy catch.
14855 NewsLow, J.2003News & Almanac: A year for big and unusual fish.
19013 NewsLucariello, K.2006Toothy fish caught on White River is piranha cousin.
1924 NewsMarchand, N.1998Regional news: settling in.
1211 NewsMassette, B.1993Florida's next game fish -- the pacu?
19002 NewsMfatteson, C.2006A Brazilizan fish out of water.
14856 ReportMississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.2003STATE OF THE STATE’S FRESHWATER FISHERIES - 2003.
38620 DatabaseMontana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks2000Montana unauthorized fish introduction database
14434 NewsNaedele, W.F.2004Young fisherman lands exotic keeper.
15748 NewsNiskanen, C.2006Lifelong St. Croix River angler reels in a big surprise.
19012 Web PageNiskanen, C.2006Lifelong St. Croix River angler reels in a big surprise.
20908 DatabaseNorth Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.2011North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Ichthyology Collection Database.
23896 DatabaseOhio State University Museum of Zoology.2019Ohio State University Museum of Zoology Fish Division - ichthyology collection database.
1885 Conference ProceedingsRasmussen, J.L.1998Aquatic nuisance species of the Mississippi River basin.
26430 NewsSamuels, A.1989Presto! Piranha turns into a pacu
15741 ReportSeng, P., and G. White.2003Indiana aquatic nuisance species (ANS) management plan.
21063 NewsSimpson, G.2001As scalloping winds down, shrimping picks up.
26518 Web PageSouth Carolina Department of Natural Resources2006Non-native Pacu fish caught in Sampit River
26429 NewsStangel, L.2007Hercules angler lands an odd fish
489 Journal ArticleStroud, R.A.1976Ohio piranha.
19008 NewsTaylor, F.; Burns, M.2006Wildlife experts don't bite on tale of piranha in Lake Gaston.
512 OtherTexas Parks and Wildlife Department.1993State Record Listing.
18148 NewsWoster, K.2008Local angler hooks piranha-like fish in golf course pond.
14311 NewsWright, C.2004Unfamiliar waters. South American fish turns up at Tunnel Mill Dam.
839 NewsWright, S.1995Piranha or pacu-it's still a whale of a fish tale.


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