Cyprinus carpio
Cyprinus carpio
(Common Carp)

Impact ID3291
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionCyprinus carpio is very active when feeding and its movements often disturb sediments and increase turbidity, causing serious problems. Growth of submerged aquatic vegetation is reduced and plants are uprooting during feeding in a Lake Erie marsh.
Great Lakes RegionYes
LocationLake Erie, USA

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