Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845) (ITIS)
China (NAS Database)
1973 (NAS Database)
Imported for aquaculture and for phytoplankton control (NAS Database)
Impacts not adequately known, but may "lead to reductions in populations of native species that rely on plankton for food, including all larval fishes, some adult fishes, and native mussels" (NAS Database)
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Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Hypophthalmichthys nobilis. [Accessed Mar 16, 2023].
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Fact Sheet - Bighead Carp. USGS, Gainesville, FL. [Accessed Mar 16, 2023].