Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID4084
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionViable cells of several different types of phyoplankton were found in the hindgut of Bighead and Silver Carp, suggesting that these fish can alter the phytoplankton species composition by increasing the abundance of phytoplankton species able to resist predation and digestion.
Reference30221
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationLake Balaton, Hungary

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/23/2022].

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