NANFA-L-- Fw: NAS Species Alert - Piaractus brachypomus

Subject: NANFA-L-- Fw: NAS Species Alert - Piaractus brachypomus
From: Tom Watson (
Date: Wed Nov 03 2004 - 17:03:44 CST

I was really surprised by how wide-spread Pacu are in the US. I was also surprised that there were fishing records:

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Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 7:05 AM
Subject: NAS Species Alert - Piaractus brachypomus

An alert has been generated that matched your criteria from the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database:

Piaractus brachypomus (pirapatinga, red-bellied pacu) was found in a new County

State: CO
County: Delta
Drainage: Lower Gunnison (14020005)
Location: private pond in a housing development just east of town of Delta

More information on this specimen can be found:

More information on this species can be found:

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: Fri Dec 31 2004 - 12:42:44 CST