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european rudd


Western and Central Europe


Rudd resemble native golden shiners but can be distinguished by the presence of scales that completely cover the belly (shiners lack a fully scaled belly).


These fish quickly outgrow predation making them of little use to predatory fish.

They have been known to hybridize with golden shiners which are a native prey fish of predators such as walleye or pike. Hybridization may have detrimental effects to the genetics of native shiner populations.

Range Expansion:

Rudd are very difficult to distinguish from native shiners. They are often misidentified and sold as bait.

South Dakota Distribution:
Asian Carp Distribution Map