Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID5842
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionSilver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) may create upward and downward cascades in floodplain lakes by the selective consumption and digestion of phytoplankton. These cascades could extend to zooplankton, other planktivores, and nutrient fluxes.
Reference40416
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationForest Home Chute, Warren County, Mississippii

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