Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID5915
Impact TypeOther
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionGut content analysis of bighead carp in a mesotrophic and a eutrophic lake switch their diet. Bighead carp consumed more phytoplankton in eutrophic lakes. This suggests that bighead carp might useful for controlling nuisance algae in eutrophic lakes.
Reference40671
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationYangtze Delta, China

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