Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID156435
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateNE
CountyCedar
LocalityMissouri River as far north as the 1st dam at Gavins Point
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLewis and Clark Lake
HUC8 Number10170101
HUC10 NameBeaver Creek-Missouri River
HUC10 Number1017010112
HUC12 NameLake Yankton-Missouri River
HUC12 Number101701011204
Map
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Collection Day26
Collection Month4
Collection Year2001
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
CommentsPer Mr. Schainost, "Commercial fisherman began reporting large catches at least as early as July 1990"
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/28/2022].

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