Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID158687
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesmolitrix
Common NameSilver Carp
StateKY
CountyBallard
LocalityBoatwright and Ballard Wildlife Management Area, all lakes
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Memphis
HUC8 Number08010100
HUC10 NameShawnee Creek-Mississippi River
HUC10 Number0801010001
HUC12 NameShawnee Creek Slough
HUC12 Number080101000102
Map
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Collection Day12
Collection Month2
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
CommentsTen to fifteen years ago, this lake was full of bluegill, bass and crappie; however, when they sampled the lake they found no sport fish only bighead and silver.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/27/2021].

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