Mylopharyngodon piceus (Richardson, 1846) (ITIS)
Asia (NAS Database)
Early 1970s (NAS Database)
First introduced as a "contaminant" in imported grass carp stocks; later introduced as a food fish and biological control agent (NAS Database)
Presumed to "negatively impact native aquatic communities by feeding on, and reducing, populations of native mussels and snails, many of which are considered endangered or threatened" (NAS Database)
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Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Mylopharyngodon piceus. [Accessed Mar 16, 2023].
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Fact Sheet - Black Carp. USGS, Gainesville, FL. [Accessed Mar 16, 2023].