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First U.K. recording in the wild of the bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

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Abstract:

Five specimens of bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis were captured from a lake in eastern England in January 2006, their first confirmed recording in the wild in the U.K. They varied in fork lengths from 746 to 796 mm and mass from 10·0 to 13·5 kg. All the fish were age 9 years and were slow growing compared to populations elsewhere in their expanded range.

Keywords: Hypophthalmichthys nobilis; introduction; non-native

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01372.x

Affiliations: National Fisheries Laboratory, Environment Agency, Bromholme Lane, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4NE, U.K. and

Publication date: April 1, 2007

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