Ctenopharyngodon idella
Ctenopharyngodon idella
(Grass Carp)

Impact ID3129
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn Lake Conroe, Texas, water clarity declined by 40% after the removal of submerged aquatic vegetation by Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Nutrient concentrations rose when vegetation was eliminated allowing for greater levels of phytoplankton growth.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationLake Conroe, Texas

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/18/2024].

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