Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1736423
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateCO
CountyJefferson
LocalityBirdland [Lake] Reservoir in [in Jack B. Tomlinson Park] Metro Denver [Arvada]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameClear
HUC8 Number10190004
HUC10 NameLower Clear Creek
HUC10 Number1019000404
HUC12 NameTable Mountain-Clear Creek
HUC12 Number101900040403
Map
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Collection Day8
Collection Month5
Collection Year2024
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for research | stocked for biocontrol
Statusextirpated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:43247
Author:Van Hoose, K.
Date:2024
Title:CPW removes invasive carp species from Arvada pond
Publisher:Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Reference 2
Ref. Number:18186
Author:Lieberman, D.M.
Date:1996
Title:Use of silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis) for algae control in a small pond: Changes in water quality.
Journal:Journal of Freshwater Ecology
Volume:11
Issue:4
Pages:391-397
CommentsPresence of the fish was first reported to CPW by an angler. All collected Bighead Carp were large adults - there were no other year-classes captured. The fish were removed and a survey of an adjacent pond did not show any evidence of invasive carp.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierColorado Parks and Wildlife
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected14
Photo
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis


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