Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID4083
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionBighead and Silver carp were effective in controlling the nuisance green alga Rhizoclonium spp. in a small pond. However, the removal of Rhizoclonium was accompanied by decreases in water clarity and zoolplankton, and increases in nanoplankton concentration.
Reference18186
Notes 
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationColorado

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/28/2021].

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