Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1418768
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesmolitrix
Common NameSilver Carp
StateLA
CountyVermilion
LocalityVermillion Bay 100 feet from the Gulf
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameVermilion
HUC8 Number08080103
HUC10 NameVermilion Bay
HUC10 Number0808010306
HUC12 NameVermilion Bay
HUC12 Number080801030600
Map
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Collection Month8
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Commentsmassive schools of 30"-40" adults. water is very salty; fish were seen in acre sized schools; everywhere in the bay; 100 feet from Gulf of Mexico
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected1000s
Year Classadult
Size30"-40"


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/24/2021].

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