Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID158519
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateIL
CountyWill
LocalityDes Plaines River, River Mile 274.4, slightly downstream of Grant Creek, upstream of the Dresden Island Lock and Dam
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameDes Plaines
HUC8 Number07120004
HUC10 NameDes Plaines River
HUC10 Number0712000409
HUC12 NameDes Plaines River
HUC12 Number071200040905
Map
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Collection Day19
Collection Month7
Collection Year2002
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
CommentsPersonal communication with Steve Shults (ILDNR).
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size5 lb


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/17/2022].

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