Cyprinus carpio
Cyprinus carpio
(Common Carp)

Impact ID3326
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionOf 170 parasites known to infect Cyprinus carpio in North America, 138 are not native. These parasites include algae, fungi, protozoans (such as “blue slime disease,” “ich” which enables secondary fungal infections, and trypanoplasmosis – a form of sleeping sickness), flatworms, tapeworms, leeches, and crustaceans (including anchor worm).
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationNorth America

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/6/2022].

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