Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1523924
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateTX
CountyMontgomery
LocalityLake Conroe
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameWest Fork San Jacinto
HUC8 Number12040101
Map
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Collection Year1985
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwaystocked misidentified
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13942
Author:Howells, R.G.
Date:1999
Title:Guide to identification of harmful and potentially harmful fishes, shellfishes, and aquatic plants prohibited in Texas. Revised edition.
Publisher:Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Inland Fisheries Division
Pages:370 pp
Comments"Since the first edition of this book...adult bighead carp have been collected...from Lake Conroe...the Conroe specimen likely entered that reservoir when grass carp were stocked in the early 1980s."
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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