Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1462883
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateIL
CountyWill
LocalityChicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, 500 feet above the Lockport Lock and Dam near the west bank
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameDes Plaines
HUC8 Number07120004
HUC10 NameChicago Sanitary and Ship Canal-Des Plaines River
HUC10 Number0712000407
HUC12 NameMaple Lake-Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
HUC12 Number071200040705
Map
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Collection Month12
Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | dispersed
Statusunknown
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size22 in.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/21/2022].

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