Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID270773
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateIL
CountyCook
LocalityGarfield Park Lagoon, in Chicago
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameChicago
HUC8 Number07120003
HUC10 NameNorth Branch Chicago River-Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
HUC10 Number0712000301
HUC12 NameSouth Branch Chicago River-Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
HUC12 Number071200030107
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month7
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:23984
Author:Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Date:2011
Title:Bighead carp in urban fishing ponds.
Journal:Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Pages:8 pp
CommentsKilled by oxygen depletion in summer.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size68 lbs.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/24/2020].

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