Ctenopharyngodon idella
Ctenopharyngodon idella
(Grass Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID6649
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionCtenopharyngodon idella introduced the Asian tapeworm Bothriocephalus acheilognathi to freshwater systems in Mexico. It should also be noted that the grass carp has introduced this parasite to every continent except Antartica.
Reference42029
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationMexico

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