Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1657568
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateKS
CountyGeary
LocalityMilford Fish Hatchery supply lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Republican
HUC8 Number10250017
HUC10 NameMilford Lake-Republican River
HUC10 Number1025001706
HUC12 NameBreakneck Lake-Republican River
HUC12 Number102500170609
Map
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Collection Day18
Collection Month3
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | escaped captivity aquaculture
Statusunknown
CommentsCaught by commercial fisherman. 3 large adults, about 70lbs each. Lake was fished heavily, with 80,000 lbs. of total fish biomass removed and only 3 bighead carp were caught.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierM. Neilson (U.S. Geological Survey)
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected3


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/26/2022].

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