Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID157778
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesmolitrix
Common NameSilver Carp
StateIA
CountyWapello
LocalityDes Moines River (R.M. 90) at Ottumwa, IA
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Des Moines
HUC8 Number07100009
HUC10 NameMiddle Avery Creek-Des Moines River
HUC10 Number0710000907
HUC12 NameKettle Creek-Des Moines River
HUC12 Number071000090709
Map
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Collection Day28
Collection Month7
Collection Year2003
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusunknown
CommentsInsufficient over-wintering and reproductive data to justify established status. Collecter noted 100s jumping around the boat while sampling near Cliffland Access.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/9/2021].

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