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Fish Species Description

Pacu species

Colosossoma spp.

pacu species Species Photo


Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Alternate Names: red-bellied pacu

Status: Introduced


pacu species Region Map


All records are assumed to be aquarium releases, and this species is not currently known to be reproducing in the state.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee, Coosa, Chattahoochee, Flint, Ochlockonee, Satilla, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Ogeechee, and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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