Carassius auratus
Carassius auratus

Impact ID4315
Impact TypeRecreation
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionCarassius auratus increases the turbidity of water in a suburban lake, which is though to be the reason for the extirpation of stocked game fish. Removal of the goldfish (for the second time) and rehabilitation of the lake was estimated at $300,000.
Great Lakes RegionYes
Cost$300,000 USD

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/21/2024].

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