Mylopharyngodon piceus
Mylopharyngodon piceus
(Black Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2646
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionA trematode parasite Centrocestus formanus was introduced to Mexico as a hitchhiker on shipments of Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) fry from China into in 1985. The parasite has since been found on 39 species of fish and 11 states in Mexico.
Reference14731
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Great Lakes RegionNo
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/4/2021].

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