Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID283257
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 Day24
Collection Month5
Collection Year2012
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24700
Author:Associated Press
Date:2012
Title:Asian carp surveillance ramping up in Illinois
Publisher:The Daily Tribune
CommentsOne male 45.5 in, 46 lbs. and one female 46.25 in, 53 lbs.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
SizeSee comments.
Number of Females1


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