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Asian Carp

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

Description:

Large, slimy, silver fish... Jump into the boat.

Habitat:

Illinois river systems

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1 Comment

bdama
bdama 3 years ago

Hey!! did you know that in 20 to 30 years the Asian carp is going to be the only fish we have due to the fact that they can eat anything including native species food source affecting the food chain. Lastly, the Asian carp feed on vast amounts of plankton, outcompeting native fish for their resources and space. They all play a role in wiping out the rainbow darter and make it difficult for other species to live there as well.

jasonmoore79
Spotted by
jasonmoore79

Illinois, USA

Spotted on Apr 13, 2013
Submitted on Apr 14, 2013

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