Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID850714
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateWV
CountyMason
LocalityKanawha River, just above Point Pleasant
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Kanawha
HUC8 Number05050008
HUC10 NameSixteenmile Creek-Kanawha River
HUC10 Number0505000806
HUC12 NameFivemile Creek-Kanawha River
HUC12 Number050500080604
Map
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Collection Day28
Collection Month5
Collection Year2015
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | dispersed
Statusunknown
CommentsAngler caught while bowfishing, two other observed but not caught. First time seen in the river.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierWest Vriginia Div. of Natural Resources
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size44 in.; 62 lbs.
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