Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1533157
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesmolitrix
Common NameSilver Carp
StateLA
CountyCameron
LocalityGulf of Mexico, on beach just east of Calcasieu Ship Canal near Cameron
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Calcasieu
HUC8 Number08080206
HUC10 NameIntracoastal Waterway-Frontal Calcasieu Lake
HUC10 Number0808020605
HUC12 NameMesquite Ridge-Frontal Gulf of Mexico
HUC12 Number080802060501
Map
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Collection Day19
Collection Month3
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | dispersed
Statusfailed
CommentsAll found dead. Likely a fishkill from high salinities somewhere upriver nearby. Depending on the tides, salinities were 9-14 ppt in Cameron.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierLouisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected20


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/8/2021].

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