Ecological Risk Screening Summary - Pirapitinga (Piaractus brachypomus) - Uncertain Risk

Document - application/pdf
Ecological-Risk-Screening-Summary-Pirapitinga

Species that are considered uncertain risk need a more in-depth assessment beyond the Risk Summary to better define the species’ risk to U.S. environments.

P. brachypomus has been introduced to several parts of the continental US, but has thus far failed to establish any known reproducing populations. However, its potential impacts have been reported and it is causing enough concern to be listed as a potential threat in some states.  Indications of ecological impacts from this species have been reported and its biological characteristics increase the risk associated with this species.

Attachments
Attachment Size
Ecological-Risk-Screening-Summary-Pirapitinga.pdf713.12 KB 713.12 KB
Publication date
Type of document
Uncertain Risk
Program
The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.
Aquatic invasive species cause tremendous harm to our environment, our economy, and our health. They can drive out and eat native plants and wildlife, spread diseases, and damage infrastructure. We work to protect our waterways and the communities that depend on them from the threat of invasive...
Subject tags