Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)

Impact ID5843
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionPhytoplankton biomass was higher in mesocosms with silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix). This increase in phytoplankton was a result of carp consumption of zooplankton rather than changes in nutrient cycling.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationTaihu Lake, China

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