Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID280286
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateIL
CountyCook
LocalitySchiller Park Pond in Chicago
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameDes Plaines
HUC8 Number07120004
HUC10 NameWillow Creek-Des Plaines River
HUC10 Number0712000405
HUC12 NameBensenville Ditch-Des Plaines River
HUC12 Number071200040506
Map
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Collection Day28
Collection Month9
Collection Year2011
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
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected3
Size56, 60, 62 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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