The Nonindigenous Occurrences section of the NAS species profiles has a new structure. The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.

Mylopharyngodon piceus var. diploid
Mylopharyngodon piceus var. diploid
(Black Carp (diploid))

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Mylopharyngodon piceus var. diploid (Richardson, 1846)

Common name: Black Carp (diploid)

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Injurious: This species is listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as injurious wildlife.

Native Range:
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps

Nonindigenous Occurrences:

Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Mylopharyngodon piceus var. diploid are found here.

StateFirst ObservedLast ObservedTotal HUCs with observations†HUCs with observations†
AR201620223Lake Conway-Point Remove; Lower Mississippi-Greenville; Lower White
IL2010202317Bear-Wyaconda; Big Muddy; Cache; Cahokia-Joachim; Flint-Henderson; Lower Illinois; Lower Illinois-Lake Chautauqua; Lower Illinois-Senachwine Lake; Lower Kaskaskia; Lower Ohio; Lower Ohio-Bay; Lower Sangamon; Lower Wabash; Middle Kaskaskia; Peruque-Piasa; The Sny; Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
IN201920233Blue-Sinking; Lower Ohio-Little Pigeon; Lower Wabash
KY2016202410Bayou De Chien-Mayfield; Blue-Sinking; Highland-Pigeon; Kentucky Lake; Lower Cumberland; Lower Mississippi-Memphis; Lower Ohio; Lower Ohio-Bay; Lower Ohio-Little Pigeon; Lower Tennessee
LA200420172Atchafalaya; Lower Red
MS201620192Lower Mississippi-Greenville; Lower Mississippi-Helena
MO201120239Cahokia-Joachim; Lower Mississippi-Memphis; Lower Missouri; Lower Missouri-Moreau; Lower Osage; Peruque-Piasa; The Sny; Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau; Whitewater
TN201620193Kentucky Lake; Lower Mississippi-Memphis; Obion

Table last updated 7/24/2024

† Populations may not be currently present.

Other Resources:

Revision Date: 9/8/2022

Citation Information:
U.S. Geological Survey, 2024, Mylopharyngodon piceus var. diploid (Richardson, 1846): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=2949, Revision Date: 9/8/2022, Access Date: 7/24/2024

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/24/2024].

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