Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID879880
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateIA
CountyLee
LocalityDes Moines River at Keokuk
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Des Moines
HUC8 Number07100009
HUC10 NameReeds Creek-Des Moines River
HUC10 Number0710000912
HUC12 NameDes Moines River
HUC12 Number071000091212
Map
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Collection Month4
Collection Year2014
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
CommentsSizes are combined with ID#879882.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierIowa State University
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected~30
Size809.4 mm TL avg.; 6.3 kg avg.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/28/2020].

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