Reference List

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

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19019 News 2006. Piranha-like fish caught in Utah Lake was a pacu. The Salt Lake Tribune. October 10, 2007.
19010 News 2006. Non-native pacu fish caught in Sampit River. Georgetown Times. August 28, 2006.
31004 News 2018. Invasive fish with human-like teeth caught in Arizona lake. Newsweek. Created on 01/21/2018. Accessed on 02/02/2018.
18778 Journal Article Anderson, J.T., J. Saldaña Rojas, A.S. Flecker. 2009. High quality seed dispersal by fruit-eating fishes in Amazonian floodplain habitats. Oecologia 161:279-290.
18967 Web Page Animal Rights Foundation of Florida. 2010. Exotic "Pet" Indicents in Florida.
497 News Anonymous. 1987. Piranha found in San Joaquin River. Monterey Peninsula Herald. 7 July 1987.
931 News Anonymous. 1988. Mighty Mississippi is full of secrets. Chester Herald Tribune. 1988 (September 21).
822 Journal Article Anonymous. 1994. Water body records. Texas Parks & Wildlife News 1994(February 25):1-19.
26522 News Anonymous. 2001. Piranha caught at Lake Herman. KELOLAND TV. Sioux Falls, SD. Created on 08/14/2001. Accessed on 08/20/2013.
26523 News Anonymous. 2001. Lake Herman fish may not be piranha. KELOLAND TV. Sioux Falls, SD. Created on 08/17/2001. Accessed on 08/20/2013.
13988 Web Page Anonymous. 2004. Pacu fishing records. Accessed on 08/19/2004.
14003 News Anonymous. 2004. Beware of unwanted exotic fish. Summit Daily News. Frisco, CO. August 24. Created on 08/24/2004.
26524 News Anonymous. 2005. Piranha caught in Missouri River. WOWT Channel 6. Omaha, NE. Created on 06/18/2005. Accessed on 08/20/2013.
19014 News Anonymous. 2006. Man catches pacu fish in Mississippi. KSDK-TV. St. Louis, MO. July 28, 2006. Created on 07/28/2006. Accessed on 02/26/2010.
15745 News Anonymous. 2006. A piranha in the UP? WLUC TV6. Negaunee, MI. June 21. Created on 06/21/2006.
15749 News Anonymous. 2006. Fishy scare at Utah Lake was only piranha look-alike. Deseret News. Salt Lake City, UT. Created on 07/12/2006. Accessed on 07/12/2006.
18231 News Anonymous. 2008. Mixed Bag: Unusual catch. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Lincoln, NE. 2008 (December):11.
18887 News Anonymous. 2009. South American fish found in Otter Creek. Vermont Daily News. Burlington, VT. Created on 10/23/2009. Accessed on 10/29/2009.
26537 News Anonymous. 2009. Unique catch. The Cumberland Times-News. Cumberland, MD. Created on 08/28/2009. Accessed on 08/22/2013.
26536 News Anonymous. 2009. Toddler reels in piranha cousin from Northwest lake. KHQ Q6. Spokane, WA. Created on 08/21/2009. Accessed on 08/22/2013.
19413 News Anonymous. 2010. South American fish captured in northern Maine. wmtwcom. July 27, 2010.
26513 News Anonymous. 2011. Fish similar to piranha found in Buckeye Lake. WBNS-10TV. Columbus, OH. Created on 08/11/2011. Accessed on 08/19/2013.
26494 News Anonymous. 2011. Man catches piranha-like fish at Mountain Island Lake. WBTV. Charlotte, NC. Created on 06/12/2011. Accessed on 08/12/2013.
26611 News Anonymous. 2013. Piranha-like fish found at Chicago area lake. CBS 2. Chicago, IL. Created on 11/04/2013. Accessed on 11/12/2013.
26531 News Anonymous. 2013. Piranha-like fish found in White River in Indianapolis. WTHR. Indianapolis, IN. Created on 08/15/2013. Accessed on 08/21/2013.
28886 News Anonymous. 2016. Local angler hooks piranha cousin in Lake St. Clair. Fox 2. Detroit, MI. Created on 07/16/2016. Accessed on 07/21/2016.
28779 News Anonymous. 2016. Ferocious-looking fish caught in Petaluma pond. The Press Democrat. Santa Rosa, CA. Created on 05/30/2016. Accessed on 06/02/2016.
14859 News AP. 2005. Manchester man catches piranha-like fish. Foster's Online. August 9.
26367 News Arnold, H. 2005. Just call him 'Pacu-Man'. The Daily Freeman. Kingston, NY. Created on 09/18/2005. Accessed on 07/22/2013.
19007 Web Page Associated Press. 2001. Experts say fish resembling piranha is a pacu. Created on 07/24/2001. Accessed on 10/10/2006.
26530 News Associated Press. 2006. Piranha-like fish caught in Utah Lake aas a pacu. KSL TV. Salt Lake City, UT. Created on 07/12/2006. Accessed on 08/21/2013.
26533 News Associated Press. 2009. South American fish found in Otter Creek in Proctor. Rutland Herald. Rutland, VT. Created on 10/23/2009. Accessed on 08/21/2013.
15744 News Associated Press. 2006. Woman catches piranha relative in Yuma area. July 10.
15746 News Associated Press. 2006. News from around Minnesota. Duluth News Tribune. July 11.
26945 News Averette, J. 2014. Piranha cousin, called pacu, caught at Yacht Basin. Demopolis Times. Demopolis, AL. Created on 07/22/2014. Accessed on 08/04/2014.
19780 News Barajas, E. 2011. Pacu fish found in Lake Woodlands. KTRK TV. Houston, TX. Created on 05/05/2011. Accessed on 05/16/2011.
29521 Database Barnett, J. 2016. Arkansas ANS Database (unpublished data). Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Benton, AR. Accessed on 10/10/2016.
26449 News Barr, S. 2013. Hedingham family finds toothy fish in neighborhood lake. The News & Observer. Raleigh, NC. Created on 07/31/2013. Accessed on 08/06/2013.
14853 News Bass Times Staff Report. 2005. Exotic Species: Piranhas still popping up. Bass Times. October.
29722 News Bergeron, L. 2015. News short: unusual fish hooked at the Boilers. St. George News. St. George, UT. Created on 06/23/2015. Accessed on 04/03/2017.
26529 News Berghom, J. 2007. Piranha-like fish becoming more common in Valley. The Monitor. McAllen, TX. Created on 06/12/2007. Accessed on 08/21/2013.
26510 News Beym, J. 2011. Woodbury Heights 'fish tale' ends with mother-son pair pulling piranha from lake. Gloucester County Times. Woodbury, NJ. Created on 06/22/2011. Accessed on 08/16/2013.
26500 News Black, K. 2009. Piranha cousin caught in Marshalltown pond. Times-Republican. Marshalltown, IA. Created on 08/20/2009. Accessed on 08/14/2013.
18374 News Bly, D. 2008. Hafen Pond yields strange intruder. Desert Valley Times. St. George, UT. September 23, 2008. Created on 09/23/2008. Accessed on 09/30/2008.
500 News Bohn, J. 1988. A toothy fish puts the bite on a Burke Lake angler. The Washington Post. Washington, DC. 1988 (June 4):G1, G3-4.
19018 News Bonisteel, S. 2006. Ferocious-Looking Catch Exposes Perils of Dumping Aquatic Pets Into Wild. Fox August 15, 2006.,3566,207878,00.html.
14867 News Bonner, K. 2005. More than just a fish tale. The Daily Sentinel. Scottsboro, AL. Created on 10/07/2005. Accessed on 10/12/2005.
23836 News Bostian, K. 2011. Piranha-like fish found at Keystone Lake. The Tulsa World. Tulsa, OK. 9 (28). Created on 09/28/2011. Accessed on 10/18/2011.
26445 News Bowman, D. 2009. Lake Michigan pacu: a historical perspective. Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago, IL. Created on 08/17/2009. Accessed on 08/06/2013.
26446 News Bowman, D. 2009. Pacus: by three around Chicago. Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago, IL. Created on 09/14/2009. Accessed on 08/06/2013.
26448 News Bowman, D. 2009. Want a Washington Park pacu? Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago, IL. Created on 06/05/2009. Accessed on 08/06/2013.
26447 News Bowman, D. 2011. This week's field notes: another pacu. Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago, IL. Created on 07/30/2011. Accessed on 08/06/2013.
14860 News Brooks, D. 2005. From the Amazon to Tate Pond. The Telegraph. Nashua, NH. August 9. Created on 08/09/2005.
26519 News Brown, S. 2007. Local angler reels in what appears to be pacu. Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Spartanburg, SC. Created on 07/25/2007. Accessed on 08/20/2013.
1358 Journal Article Burr, B.M., D.J. Eisenhour, K.M. Cook, C.A. Taylor, G.L. Seegert, R.W. Sauer, and E.R. Atwood. 1996. Nonnative fishes in Illinois waters: what do the records reveal? Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 89(1/2):73-91.
20826 Database California Academy of Sciences. 2011. California Academy of Sciences - Ichthyology Collection Database. California Academy of Sciences.
26512 News Carney, J. 2010. Deadliest catch? Not really. But girl gets bragging rights. Akron Beacon Journal. Akron, OH. Created on 08/03/2010. Accessed on 08/19/2013.
14036 News Carter, L.A. 2000. Piranha kin found in creek, Casa Grande students worry about steelhead. The Press Democrat. Santa Rosa, CA. July 13:A1.
24369 Database Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. 2019. EDDMapS: Early detection and distribution mapping system. The University of Georgia, Tifton, GA. Accessed on 01/27/2019.
14868 News Chinwah, L. 2005. Second piranha in 3 days caught in Wauconda lake. Daily Herald. Arlington Heights, IL. Created on 07/22/2005.
26534 News Clark, C. 2009. Piranha caught in Lake Winnebago? WLUK FOX 11. Green Bay, WI. Created on 09/16/2009. Accessed on 08/22/2013.
14847 News Conley, J. 2005. Woman's haul at lake full of teeth. Roanoke Times. Roanoke, VA. Created on 08/06/2005. Accessed on 08/08/2005.
26521 Web Page Cope, B. 2010. Pacu caught in Lexington County. Created on 07/08/2010. Accessed on 08/20/2013.
26576 News Cowen, R. 2013. Piranha cousin hooked in Passaic. The Record. Woodland Park, NJ. Created on 09/24/2013. Accessed on 09/26/2013.
33165 News Croix, V. 2019. Scary looking fish with human-like teeth caught in Medina River. KENS5. San Antonio, TX. Created on 05/23/2019. Accessed on 05/31/2019.
13979 Report Cudmore-Vokey, B., and E.J. Crossman. 2000. Checklists of the fish fauna of the Laurentian Great Lakes and their connecting channels. Canadian Manuscript Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2550. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Burlington, Ontario.
26511 News Damschroder, J. 2009. Anglers net piranha-like fish in Don Pedro. The Union Democrat. Sonora, CA. Created on 10/06/2009. Accessed on 08/16/2013.
31056 News Dankert, J. 2002. Seven-pound Amazonian pacu caught in Mississippi. Winona Daily News. Winona, MN. Created on 08/09/2002. Accessed on 02/07/2018.
26439 News Davis, J. 2013. Exotic fish caught in lake near Marysville. The Everett Daily Herald. Everett, WA. Created on 08/05/2013. Accessed on 08/06/2013.
30897 News Davis, S. 2018. A Tucson fisherman hoping to catch trout at Silverbell Lake hooked this instead. Arizona Daily Star. Tuscon, AZ. Created on 01/06/2018. Accessed on 01/11/2018.
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.
26499 News Duggan, J. 2008. Former game warden catches illegally stocked Amazonian fish. Lincoln Journal Star. Lincoln, NE. Created on 07/20/2008. Accessed on 08/14/2013.
26492 News Dyches, C. 2010. Fish with 'human-like' teeth found in Lake Wylie. WBTV. Charlotte, NC. Created on 09/13/2010. Accessed on 08/12/2013.
14852 News Dyer, E. 2001. Piranhas are biting in the Ohio. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. Created on 09/08/2001. Accessed on 12/09/2005.
27761 News Dzenitis, J. 2015. Piranha-like fish caught in Lake Okeechobee. WPBF 25. West Palm Beach, FL. Created on 07/23/2015. Accessed on 07/29/2015.
26898 News Erokwu, C. 2014. Angler hooks toothy pacu in Ohio reservoir. Newark Advocate. Newark, OH. Created on 06/26/2014. Accessed on 07/03/2014.
33542 Journal Article Escobar, M.D., R.P. Ota, A. Machado-Allison, J. Andrade-López, I.P. Farias, and T. Hrbek. 2019. A new species of Piaractus (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae) from the Orinoco Basin with a redescription of Piaractus brachypomus. Journal of Fish Biology 95(2):411-427.
26373 News Figura, D. 2010. Toothy, South American fish washes up dead on Oneida Lake's south shore. The Post-Standard. Syracuse, NY. Created on 10/30/2010. Accessed on 07/24/2013.
24714 Web Page Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 2012. Nonnative Freshwater Fish.
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.
16342 News Frazier, M. 2007. Fisherman's toothy catch elicits visions of carnage. The Star-Telegram. Fort Worth, TX. Created on 08/09/2007. Accessed on 08/10/2007.
18999 News Fundingsland, K. 2006. South American freshwater fish caught at Patterson Lake. The Minot Daily News. August 31, 2006. Created on 08/31/2006. Accessed on 08/31/2006.
40199 News Galicza, N. 2022. He pulled an odd fish with really big teeth from a North Miami Beach pond. Was it a piranha? Miami Herald. Miami, FL. Created on 09/06/2022. Accessed on 03/17/2023.
27628 News Gallagher, D. 2015. You can't unsee this terrifying toothy fish found in New Jersey. Created on 06/24/2015. Accessed on 06/25/2015.
18971 News Garner, B. 2010. Amazon fish found in St. Lucie River.
26212 Database GBIF. 2013. Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Database. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Accessed on 05/01/2013.
26525 News Gebbia, K. 2012. Fisherman makes rare catch. NewsChannel 5 WTVF-TV. Nashville, TN. Created on 09/16/2012. Accessed on 08/20/2013.
14848 Web Page Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 2003. Exotics- They threaten our native populations: Pacu (exotic fish).
28010 News Gerber, C. 2015. Peru man catches exotic Amazon fish in Mississinewa Lake. Kokomo Tribune. Kokomo, IN. Created on 08/28/2015. Accessed on 09/17/2015.
498 News Gordon, B. 1987. Piranhas caught in Fresno County. San Francisco Chronicle - 8 July 1987.
26526 News Grubb, B. 2008. The fish are biting - possible piranha caught in local stream. The Rogersville Review. Rogersville, TN. Created on 07/16/2008. Accessed on 08/20/2013.
103 Journal Article Hartel, K.E. 1992. Non-native fishes known from Massachusetts freshwaters. Occasional Reports of the MCZ Fish Department 2:1-9.
25960 Database Harvard University. 2013. Museum of Comparative Zoology specimen collection. Accessed through GBIF data portal, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Created on 04/11/2012. Accessed on 04/10/2013.
19415 News Hench, D. 2010. Man charged with putting exotic fish to Maine pond. kjonlinecom. July 27, 2010.
33383 News Hicks, C. 2019. Fisherman catches what he thinks is a piranha in the Catawba River. WBTV News. Charlotte, NC. Created on 07/01/2019. Accessed on 07/03/2019.
19414 News Holyoke, J. 2010. Limestone man charged with releasing exotic fish into Maine pond. Bangor Daily News. Bangor, ME. July 27, 2010.,149739. Created on 07/27/2010. Accessed on 08/02/2010.
13010 Report Howells, R.G. 2001. Introduced non-native fishes and shellfishes in Texas waters: An updated list and discussion. TPWD.
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.
26751 News Hughes, T. 2014. A piranha in Fort Collins' City Park? Not exactly. Fort Collins Coloradoan. Fort Collins, CO. Created on 03/13/2014. Accessed on 03/20/2014.
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.
18786 News Jacobs, J. 2009. Not your ordinary keeper. Corsicana Daily Sun. Corsicana, TX. Created on 08/06/2009. Accessed on 08/07/2009.
17301 News Jacobson, E. 2007. Shetucket River angler hooks fish long way from its home. Norwich Bulletin. Norwich, CT. Created on 08/01/2007. Accessed on 08/09/2007.
13963 News Jones, A. 2004. Pacu no threat to Coast. The Sun Herald. August 15, 2004.
26441 News Kaplan, T. 2012. Fish with teeth found in Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield, Illinios. KSDK. St. Louis, MO. Created on 06/27/2012. Accessed on 08/06/2013.
29723 News Kessler, M. 2017. Big pacu found at city pond; ditching fish creates problems. St. George News. St. George, UT. Created on 03/23/2017. Accessed on 04/03/2017.
26497 News Killer, E. 2010. Port St. Lucie pacu eclipsed world record. Stuart, FL. Created on 01/19/2010. Accessed on 08/13/2013.
14865 News Killin, J. 2005. Toothy invader causes piranha scare. Del Rio News-Herald. Del Rio, TX. Created on 08/17/2005. Accessed on 08/25/2005.
26495 News KLTV web staff. 2012. Piranha sub-species caught in East Texas lake. KLTV. Tyler, TX. Created on 03/15/2012. Accessed on 08/12/2013.
14866 News Knight, S. 2005. Unusual catch. Tyler Morning Telegraph. Tyler, TX. August 24. Created on 08/24/2005. Accessed on 10/12/2005.
28847 News Kupke, D. 2016. Toothy pacu caught in East Bay. The Friday Flyer. Canyon Lake, CA. Created on 06/24/2016. Accessed on 07/07/2016.
1925 News Landers, A., Jr. 1991. Woman snares piranha in Lake Cumberland. Lexington Herald-Leader. Lexington, KY. 1991 (September 29):D14.
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30705 News LeBlanc, L.J. 2017. Foreign plants and animals invading our waterways. Courier of Montgomery County. Conroe, TX. Created on 10/11/2017. Accessed on 10/12/2017.
804 News Lee, M.C. 1991. Angler hooks toothy catch. The Daily News. Jacksonville, NC. October (18):2 pp.
40843 News Limon, J. 2023. DNR sends warning after Anderson teen catches piranha-like fish in South Carolina lake. WYFF Greenville. Greenville, SC. Created on 04/04/2023. Accessed on 04/05/2023.
14851 Web Page Loe, K. 2005. Invasive relocation. Accessed on 02/10/2010.
850 Other Cut-and-paste reference not available due to unhandled reference type. Please contact support to request the addition of the 'Other' type.
854 Journal Article Logan, D.J., E.L. Bibles, and D.F. Markle. 1996. Recent collections of continental exotic aquarium fishes in Oregon and thermal tolerance of Oriental weatherfish and pirapatinga. California Fish and Game 82(2):66-80.
26535 News Lore, D.C. 2012. Piranha fished out of Staten Island's Brooks Pond. The Staten Island Advance. Staten Island, NY. Created on 09/12/2012. Accessed on 08/22/2013.
14864 Web Page Maryland Department of Natural Resources. 2004. Maryland weekly fishing report overview. Created on 10/13/2004.
14849 Web Page Maryland Department of Natural Resources. 2005. Maryland weekly fishing report overview. Created on 08/03/2005.
19461 News Mawson, A. 2010. Birthday boy reels in unusual gift, a Pacu. The Morning Journal. Lorain, OH. August 17, 2010. Created on 08/17/2010. Accessed on 09/26/2010.
26444 News McCoy, J. 2010. Catch looks like piranha, but it's equally rare pacu. Portage Daily Register. Portage, WI. Created on 07/08/2010. Accessed on 08/06/2013.
20976 News McMillin, Z. 2011. Crikey! Jenison couple finds piranha-like fish in Grand River. The Grand Rapids Press. 8 (7). Created on 08/07/2011. Accessed on 08/08/2011.
31668 News Medley, R. 2001. Biologist scales back piranha identification. The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City, OK. Created on 07/24/2001. Accessed on 08/02/2018.
696 News Middleton, K. 1988. Man-eating fish found in river. Athens News Courier. 105 (177):1-2.
15764 News Milavsky, B. 2006. Something's fishy about local man's latest catch. The Express-Times. Easton, PA. July 31, 2006:A2.
31669 News Miller, K. 2018. 11-year-old girl catches piranha relative in Oklahoma lake. The Star-Telegram. Fort Worth, TX. Created on 07/25/2018. Accessed on 08/02/2018.
18941 News Milligan, D. 2009. Fishing for bream, catching a 16-pound pacu. The Ledger. Lakeland, FL. Created on 11/18/2009. Accessed on 12/04/2009.
14818 Web Page Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2005. Field Notes: Don't Let Them Go. Created on 05/01/2005. Accessed on 12/20/2012.
26451 News Moorhead, C. 2010. Funny-looking fish are no laughing matter. Houston County News. La Crosse, WI. Created on 09/08/2010. Accessed on 08/07/2013.
28072 News Napoleon, C. 2015. Lake Village woman's fish story comes with teeth. Chicago Tribune. Chicago, IL. Created on 10/01/2015. Accessed on 10/08/2015.
26452 News Nearing, B. 2011. 'Vegetarian piranha' hooked in Hudson. The Times Union. Albany, NY. Created on 07/25/2011. Accessed on 08/07/2013.
16450 News Neavling, S. 2007. A fish story -- with teeth. Detroit Free Press. Detroit, MI. August 21, 2007. Created on 08/21/2007.
26374 News Nellans, J.D. 2009. You won't believe this PV angler's catch. The Daily Courier. Prescott, AZ. Created on 08/21/2009. Accessed on 07/25/2013.
14861 Web Page New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. 2005. N.H. Weekly Fishing Report -- August 18, 2005.
20914 Database New York State Museum. 2011. New York State Museum - Fish Collection Database. New York State Museum.
26362 Database New York State Museum. 2013. Museum collection records of Piaractus brachypomus from the New York State Museum ichthyology collection. Provided by Bryan Weatherwax on 19 July 2013. New York State Museum, Albany, NY.
26507 News Nicholson, K. 2008. Angler lands toothy catch in Lakewood. The Denver Post. Denver, CO. Created on 06/28/2008. Accessed on 08/16/2013.
15748 News Niskanen, C. 2006. Lifelong St. Croix River angler reels in a big surprise. St. Paul Pioneer Press. St. Paul, MN. July 9:G7.
20908 Database North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. 2011. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Ichthyology Collection Database. North Carolina Museum of Natural History. Accessed on 02/14/2014.
26502 News O'Brien, D. 1995. A piranha in the reservoir? Maybe, but not a man-eater. The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. Created on 09/05/1995. Accessed on 08/15/2013.
26491 News Ohnesorge, S. 2013. Exotic fish caught in Lake Hickory, "tip of the problem" say wildlife officials. WBTV. Charlotte, NC. Created on 06/19/2013. Accessed on 08/12/2013.
14854 News Palmer, K. 2005. That's no bluegill: Exotic catch puts some teeth into this fish tale. The Flint Journal. August 4.
26506 News Piper, B. 2011. Red-bellied pacu caught in Lake St. Louis dies. KSDK-TV. St. Louis, MO. Created on 08/10/2011. Accessed on 08/15/2013.
34822 News Price, M. 2020. Invasive South American fish known as the 'vegetarian piranha' found in Tennessee. The News Tribune. Tacoma, WA. Created on 08/24/2020. Accessed on 10/06/2020.
19525 News Rains, C. 2010. Meadowlake fisherman lands exotic catch. Enid News and Eagle. Enid, OK. Created on 09/29/2010. Accessed on 09/30/2010.
26905 News Ramirez, C.E. 2014. This fish tale has teeth: woman snags South American pacu in Lake St. Clair. The Detroit News. Detroit, MI. Created on 07/14/2014. Accessed on 07/16/2014.
26532 News Raymond, A. 2013. Winchester man catches fish in the piranha family. TV3 Winchester. Winchester, VA. Created on 05/30/2013. Accessed on 08/21/2013.
26516 News Reilly, P.J. 2009. South American pacu hooked in Conestoga. LancasterOnline. Lancaster, PA. Created on 09/01/2009. Accessed on 08/19/2013.
14850 News Richie, K. 2004. Amazonian fish caught in Caney Lake. Minden Press-Herald. Minden, LA. April 28, 2004.
26517 News Rocco, D. 2013. Man catches rare fish in Delaware County lake. CBS 3. Philadelphia, PA. Created on 07/17/2013. Accessed on 08/19/2013.
18215 News Rockenstein, D. 2008. Fish with teeth, crazy catch. Lake Country Record-Bee. Lakeport, CA. Created on 11/19/2008. Accessed on 11/20/2008.
26528 News Roden, H. 2011. Spring man, fishing Lake Woodlands, may have caught South American pacu. The Conroe Courier. Conroe, TX. Created on 05/03/2011. Accessed on 08/21/2013.
13640 News Roesler, R. 2003. Freed pets taking over. The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, WA. 2003 (October 27).
26527 News Rojas, S. 2012. Exotic catch no fish tale. San Angelo Standard-Times. San Angelo, TX. Created on 09/14/2012. Accessed on 08/21/2013.
715 Report Ross, S.T., and W.M. Brenneman. 1991. Distribution of freshwater fishes in Mississippi. Freshwater Fisheries Report No. 108. D-J Project Completion Report F-69. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Jackson, MS.
13552 Journal Article Ruiz-Carus, R., and S.B. Davis. 2003. Register of an exceptionally large redbellied pacu, Piaractus brachypomus (Teleostei, Characidae), in east-central Florida, with gonad and diet analyses. Florida Scientist 66(3):184-188.
26498 News Saunders, F. 2013. Man finds piranha relative in Maquoketa River. KCRG-TV9. Cedar Rapids, IA. Created on 06/12/2013. Accessed on 08/14/2013.
33937 Database Schofield, P.J. 2019. Fish slam data in south Florida, November 2019. Created on 11/22/2019.
26454 News Seeley, D. 2011. Local angler reels in rare fish from Schuylkill River. The Mercury. Pottstown, PA. Created on 08/05/2011. Accessed on 08/07/2013.
18735 News Simon, A. 2009. Unusual catch gives Easley family an exotic fish tale. The Greenville News. Greenville, SC. 2009. Created on 04/05/2009. Accessed on 04/07/2009.
14821 News Simon, J., and B. Breidert. 2003. All In a Day's Work: Lake Michigan Fisheries Research Station. Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. 12 (3):22.
26518 Web Page South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. 2006. Non-native Pacu fish caught in Sampit River. Created on 08/26/2006. Accessed on 08/20/2013.
14862 Web Page Staff writer. 2001. Piranha caught in the Ohio River.
14863 News Stephens, T. 2005. S. American fish caught in Ohio River. The Herald-Dispatch. Huntington, WV. September 15. Created on 09/15/2005.
26379 News Suarez, D. 2006. Piranha relative caught in Yuma canal. Yuma Sun. Yuma, AZ. Created on 07/06/2006. Accessed on 07/25/2013.
26443 News Sullivan, V. 2013. Something's fishy: Ridley Park man reels in exotic catch. News of Delaware County. Holmes, PA. Created on 07/18/2013. Accessed on 08/06/2013.
23830 Database Texas Natural Science Center, University of Texas at Austin. 2011. Texas Natural History Collections, Texas Natural Science Center, University of Texas at Austin - Ichthyology Collection Database. Texas Natural Science Center, University of Texas at Austin.
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13707 Web Page Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 2001. Fish Records: Water Body - All Tackle. Created on 04/24/2001. Accessed on 06/15/2001.
26503 News Thomson, C. 2006. A piranha in Dundalk. The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. Created on 09/27/2006. Accessed on 08/13/2013.
26504 News Thomson, C. 2006. Dundalk fish tale loses its bite. The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD. Created on 09/30/2006. Accessed on 08/13/2013.
14257 Web Page U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2005. National Wildlife Refuge System Invasive Species. (Last accessed 2006).
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