Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
(Silver Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID902900
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesmolitrix
Common NameSilver Carp
StateIA
CountyMahaska
LocalityDes Moines River, between Ottumwa and Red Rock Lake dam
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Des Moines
HUC8 Number07100009
HUC10 NameBluff Creek-Des Moines River
HUC10 Number0710000905
HUC12 NameSt Joseph Creek-Des Moines River
HUC12 Number071000090505
Map
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Collection Day22
Collection Month7
Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
CommentsFirst time observed in this stretch of the river after 2008 flood.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/7/2021].

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