Details of this species in Gulf of Mexico US Watershed
Source: Aguirre and Poss, 2000
Species Notes for this Location:
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) may hybridize with other cyprinids in Gulf of Mexico drainages.
Management Notes for this Location:
In the Gulf of Mexico drainages it is established in all five Gulf states (Courtenay et al. 1991. In Aguirre and Poss, 2000).
Modification of natural benthic communities: Cyprinus carpio stir up bottom sediments during feeding, thereby causing increased siltation and turbidity which is detrimental to other species.
Predation: Cyprinus carpio prey on fish eggs and larvae.
Last Modified: 31/03/2006 12:51:51 p.m.