Mylopharyngodon piceus
Mylopharyngodon piceus
(Black Carp)

Impact ID4917
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionBlack Carp are known to prey on a variety of native U.S. mollusks: Elimia livescens, Hamiota perovalis, Lampsilis cardium (Great Lakes native), Lampsilis cariosa, and a clam of the genus Musculium. Black Carp also consume the nonindigenous clam Corbicula fluminea, although its larger size posed a bigger challenge to young Black Carp compared to smaller native mollusks.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/14/2024].

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