Ctenopharyngodon idella
Ctenopharyngodon idella
(Grass Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID3139
Impact TypeRecreation
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionGrass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) introductions resulted in a decrease of aquatic macrophytes (Potamogeton, Elodea, Ceratophyllum, and Najas), all controlled effectively by Ctenopharyngodon idella. The reduction of submerged macrophytes increased opportunities for angling and in turn increasing angling activity.
Reference26788
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationRed Haw Lake, Iowa

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