Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID27916
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesmolitrix
Common NameSilver Carp
StateAZ
CountyMaricopa
Localityan urban lake in Chandler, AZ (suburb of Phoenix)
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle Gila
HUC8 Number15050100
Map
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Collection Year1972
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish
Statuseradicated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1385
Author:Rinne, J.N.
Date:1995
Title:The effects of introduced fishes on native fishes: Arizona, Southwestern United States.
Publisher:Oxford & IBH Publishing Company
Pages:149-159
Reference 2
Ref. Number:950
Author:Marsh, P.C., and W.L. Minckley
Date:1982
Title:Fishes of the Phoenix metropolitan area in central Arizona.
Journal:North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Volume:4
Pages:395-402
CommentsFirst introduced 1972 w/ illegally stocked grass carp. Eradicated in the mid-1970s.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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