Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1406819
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateMN
CountyRedwood
Localityprivate gravel pit adjacent to Minnesota River near Redwood Falls
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameHawk-Yellow Medicine
HUC8 Number07020004
HUC10 NameWood Lake Creek-Minnesota River
HUC10 Number0702000410
HUC12 NameCounty Ditch No 2-Minnesota River
HUC12 Number070200041007
Map
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Collection Day4
Collection Month6
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | dispersed
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:30027
Author:Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Date:2017
Title:Minnesota's largest invasive carp captured near Redwood Falls [Agency press release].
CommentsThe gravid female fish likely entered the gravel pit during a period of high water.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierMinnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size47.5 in.; 61.7 lbs.
Number of Breeding Females1
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/23/2020].

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