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Black Carp: Biological synopsis and risk assessment of an introduced fish

Special Publication 32

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Abstract

This book is a detailed risk assessment and biological synopsis of the black carp, a large mollusk-eating cyprinid fish native to eastern Asia. A great deal of controversy surrounds the presence of this foreign fish in the United States. Most of those associated with the aquaculture industry view black carp as an important tool in controlling.

Major subjects addressed are (1) taxonomy, description, and distinguishing characteristics of the species; (2) native distribution; (3) biology and natural history, with emphasis on diet and reproduction; (4) history of the species in world aquaculture; (5) history of introduction within and outside the United States; (6) use as a biological control control agent, including a review of digenetic trematodes and snail-borne parasites of special concern and methods used for control; (7) alternatives to the use of black carp; (8) environmental tolerance and potential geographic range; and (9) risks associated with its introduction. The book also includes substantial information on the other Chinese carp species, including bighead carp, silver carp, and grass carp.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Report
Title:
Black Carp: Biological synopsis and risk assessment of an introduced fish
Series title:
Special Publication
Series number:
32
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Fisheries Society
Publisher location:
Bethesda, MD
Description:
337 pp.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N