Tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum)

The largest of the Colossoma Genus the Tambaqui also known as the Black Pacu can grow to 30kg and upto 1m in length


  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Actinopterygii
  • Order: Characiformes
  • Family: Characidae
  • Subfamily: Serrasalminae
  • Genus: Colossoma
  • Species: Colossoma macropomum
Common names: Tambaqui, Back pacu Thai name: Pacu Dam (ภาคูดำ) Thailand status: Introduced Max size: 35kg (77lb) Diet: Omnivore Habitat: Freshwater