Specimen Information

Mylopharyngodon piceus
Mylopharyngodon piceus
(Black Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID158517
GroupFishes
GenusMylopharyngodon
Speciespiceus
Common NameBlack Carp
StateLA
CountyAvoyelles
LocalityRed River, about 3 miles above the confluence with the Old River Diversion (Mississippi River) and the head of the Atchafalaya
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Red
HUC8 Number08040301
Map
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Collection Day19
Collection Month4
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusunknown
Commentsfisherman reported catching "different-looking grass carp" for past 8 years will be tested for ploidy
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size1.11 m TL; 13.3 kg
Number Preserved1
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/16/2019].

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