Ctenopharyngodon idella
Ctenopharyngodon idella
(Grass Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

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.
Reference23119
Notes 
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationLake Conroe, Texas

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/23/2021].

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