Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1418767
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesmolitrix
Common NameSilver Carp
StateIN
CountySullivan
LocalityTurtle Creek Reservoir
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Wabash-Busseron
HUC8 Number05120111
HUC10 NameTurtle Creek-Wabash River
HUC10 Number0512011116
HUC12 NameTurtle Creek Lake-Turtle Creek
HUC12 Number051201111601
Map
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Collection Day9
Collection Month7
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | dispersed
Statusestablished
CommentsAngler reported to the Indiana DNR a photo of a large (14lb) Silver Carp that jumped into his boat. Water intakes draw water out of the Wabash River to maintain adequate levels for the cooling of the power plant on site.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/12/2021].

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