Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)

Specimen ID158689
Common NameBighead Carp
CountyLa Salle
LocalityIllinois River, up to the Starved Rock Lock and Dam, RM 231.0
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Illinois-Senachwine Lake
HUC8 Number07130001
HUC10 NameClark Creek-Illinois River
HUC10 Number0713000102
HUC12 NameLa Salle Canyon-Illinois River
HUC12 Number071300010203
Collection Year1999
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
CommentsKathy Hidgon reports that silver and bighead carp have been jumping just below the power house on the downstream side of the dam. Huge fish are jumping 6-8 feet out of the water.
Record TypePersonal communication


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/21/2022].

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