Cyprinus carpio
Cyprinus carpio
(Common Carp)

Impact ID3288
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionIn a pond experiment in Illinois, Cyprinus carpio increased total phosphorus and turbidity and decreased chlorophyll a and macrophyte cover. Macroinvertebrate biomass, and growth of juvenile Micropterus salmoides and Lepomis macrochirus also declined in the presence of carp. Adult Largemouth Bass were not affected, but their top-down effects on juvenile fish were muted showing Cyprinus carpio impacts across the entire food web.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/16/2022].

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