Reference List

This list includes references used to derive specimen records as well as those with scientific name Colossoma macropomum listed in key words.

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REFTypeCut-and-Paste Reference
26438 News Alexander, K. 1994. The big 'piranha' that got away -- Silver Lake fish turns out to be only a cousin. The Seattle Times. Seattle, WA. Created on 05/26/1994. Accessed on 08/06/2013.
497 News Anonymous. 1987. Piranha found in San Joaquin River. Monterey Peninsula Herald. 7 July 1987.
499 Journal Article Brittan, M.R., and G.D. Grossman. 1979. A pacu (Colossoma, Family Characidae) caught in the Sacramento River. California Fish and Game 65(3):170-173.
20826 Database California Academy of Sciences. 2011. California Academy of Sciences - Ichthyology Collection Database. California Academy of Sciences.
26266 Database California Department of Fish and Game. 2009. California Aquatic Non-native Organism Database (CANOD). California Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response. Created on 03/08/2011. Accessed on 07/20/2011.
704 Book Cardoza, J.E., G.S. Jones, T.W. French, and D.B. Halliwell. 1993. Exotic and translocated vertebrates of Massachusetts. Fauna of Massachusetts Series No. 6. 2nd edition. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Westborough, MA.
1526 News Cocking, S. 1996. Backyard behemoth. Miami Herald 24 May 1996.
165 Journal Article Courtenay, W.R., Jr., H.F. Sahlman, W.W. Miley II, and D.J. Herrema. 1974. Exotic fishes in fresh and brackish waters of Florida. Biological Conservation 6(4):292-302.
29040 Web Page Culbertson, J. 2016. Exotic fish discovered in urban bayous of Galveston Bay. Accessed on 09/20/2016.
1109 News Devick, B. 1992. The great piranha hunt. Hawaii Fishing News. Honolulu, HI. 17 (10):6-7.
690 Conference Proceedings Devick, W.S. 1991. Pattern of introductions of aquatic organisms to Hawaii freshwater habitats. Pages 189-213 in W.S. Devick, ed. New directions in research, management and conservations of Hawaiian freshwater stream ecosystems. Proceedings of the 1990 Freshwater Stream Biology and Fisheries Management Symposium. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources. Honolulu, Hawaii.
1577 Book Dill, W.A., and A.J. Cordone. 1997. History and status of introduced fishes in California, 1871-1996. Fish Bulletin 178. California Department of Fish and Game, Sacramento, CA.
18857 Database Florida Museum of Natural History. 2009. Ichthyology Collection database. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
25899 Database Florida Museum of Natural History. 2013. Florida Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection. Accessed through GBIF data portal, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL. Accessed on 04/09/2013.
26212 Database GBIF. 2013. Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Database. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Accessed on 05/01/2013.
498 News Gordon, B. 1987. Piranhas caught in Fresno County. San Francisco Chronicle - 8 July 1987.
7 Report Howells, R.G., R.L. Benefield, and J.M. Mambretti. 1991. Records of pacus (Colossoma spp.) and piranhas (Serrasalmus spp.) in Texas. Management Data Series No. 70. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Fisheries Division, Austin, TX.
18036 News Hutchinson, J. 2007. Fish found in Stafford Forge could be piranha or a plant-eating relative. Asbury Park Press. Neptune, NJ. Created on 07/21/2007. Accessed on 07/23/2007.
14825 Other Cut-and-paste reference not available due to unhandled reference type. Please contact support to request the addition of the 'Other' type.
19421 News Lindsey, S. 2010. Outdoor life: At least if wasn't a piranha. The News Herald. Panama City, FL. Created on 08/02/2010. Accessed on 08/10/2010.
26408 Database Loftus, A. 2011. Multi State Aquatic Resources Information System (MARIS) Master Database records via Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON).
20877 Database Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. 2011. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science - Ichthyology Collection. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
14969 Book Mundy, B.C. 2005. Checklist of the fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Zoology 6. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, HI.
13712 Book Ross, S.T. 2001. The inland fishes of Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, MS.
25992 Database Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. 2013. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History vertebrate zoology collection. Accessed through GBIF data portal, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA. Created on 01/28/2013. Accessed on 04/11/2013.
31023 Database Schofield, P.J. 2017. Fish Slam Fall 2017 collection data in south Florida. U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL. Created on 02/06/2018.
25944 Database Ueda, K., J. Belmonte, A. Shepard, P. Leary, and S. Loarie. 2021. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA. Accessed on 11/23/2021.
20870 Database University of Washington. 2011. University of Washinton - Fish Collection Database. University of Washington. or


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