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common carp

Origin:

Eastern Europe

Identification:

Common carp are gold/olive in color with large scales. Two barbels or "whiskers" hang from the rear of the upper lip.

Impacts:

These fish are highly adaptive, prolific spawners, and quickly outgrow potential controls by predation. Adults are known to uproot vegetation and drastically reduce water clarity.

Range Expansion:

Common carp are spread by migrating in connected waterways and can be introduced by anglers mistakenly using juveniles as bait.

South Dakota Distribution:
Common Carp Distribution

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