Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID6054
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionBighead Carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) is also known to be host of Bothriocephalus acheilognathi, known as the Asian Carp Tapeworm. This cestode parasite, introduced into United States waters from Grass Carp, erodes mucus membranes and intestinal tissues, often leading to death of the host.
Reference41388
Great Lakes RegionNo
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