Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)

Impact ID5921
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionAccording to stable isotope analysis, bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthis nobilis) had overlapping trophic niches with other fish species in the Missouri River. Its highest overlap was with bigmouth buffalo (94.1%) and its lowest was with American paddlefish (26.8%). Overall, bighead carps trophic overlap with native species was 64% on average. This competition could have negative effects on native fish species.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationMissouri River, USA

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/26/2024].

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