Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1407675
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesmolitrix
Common NameSilver Carp
StateIL
CountyCook
LocalityCalumet Sag Channel of the Chicago Area Waterway, near Dolton, above the electric barrier
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameChicago
HUC8 Number07120003
HUC10 NameCalumet Sag Channel-Little Calumet River
HUC10 Number0712000304
HUC12 NameGrand Calumet River-Little Calumet River
HUC12 Number071200030407
Map
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Collection Day22
Collection Month6
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | dispersed
Statusunknown
CommentsFirst specimen collected above the electrical barrier in the Chicago Area Waterway. Two weeks of intense sampling immediately following found no more specimens.
Record TypePersonal communication
DisposalSouthern Illinois University
VerifierIllinois Dept. of Natural Resources
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size684 mm TL, 3.77 kg
Number of Breeding Males1
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/5/2021].

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