Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID36200
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateMO
CountyBoone
LocalityMissouri River tributary, Boone County
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Missouri-Moreau
HUC8 Number10300102
Map
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Collection Day19
Collection Month9
Collection Year1989
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | dispersed
Statusestablished
CommentsFry from both localities show natural reproduction stimulated perhaps by rise in water level of Missouri River of more than 1.5 m in early Sept. Initial collection of larval bighead made by Mr. Michalel Brooke, Norborne, MO.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierDr. William Pflieger, Missouri DOC
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected53
Year Classlarvae


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/17/2022].

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