Details of this species in Marlborough Region
Invasiveness: Not specified
Source: NIWA, 2003
Arrival Date: Discovered in Nelson in June 2000.
Species Notes for this Location:
This is the first South Island record of koi carp. Wild carp tend to be an olive green colour, but the New Zealand stocks are derived from the highly bred ornamental Japanese koi and thus often exhibit a calico pattern of black, red, orange, gold and white blotches. So far, our feral stocks have not reverted back to the wild colouration.
Management Notes for this Location:
Currently, attempts to eradicate some populations in small ponds are being undertaken.
Last Modified: 25/06/2005 1:46:36 p.m.