Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)

Impact ID2523
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionSilver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) showed differential selectivity in phytoplankton consumption, with euglenoid algae being preferentially selected and cyanobacteria preferentially avoided. This selective predation could alter plankton abundance.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationForest Home Chute, Mississippi River, Mississippi, US

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/21/2024].

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