Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID164053
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateIL
CountyMason
LocalityIllinois River National Wildlife and Fish Refuges, (Chautauqua)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Illinois-Lake Chautauqua
HUC8 Number07130003
HUC10 NameSister Creek-Illinois River
HUC10 Number0713000306
HUC12 NameCoal Creek-Illinois River
HUC12 Number071300030606
Map
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Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14257
Author:U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Date:2005
Title:National Wildlife Refuge System Invasive Species.
Publisher:USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System and USGS National Institute of Invasive Species Science.
CommentsThe LTRM station in Havana is monitoring this species closely. Young of the year bighead carp were nearly as plentiful as young of the year shad in the vicinity of Chautauqua Refuge in 2001.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/13/2019].

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