Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon idella
This species was found at 20 bioassessment sites, 0 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 3 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 23 distinct sites, or 1.7% of the 1382 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 85th most commonly collected species.
The Grass Carp was collected in 23 bioassessment sampling sessions and 3 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 0 rapid bioassessment sessions and 0 presence-only sessions.
The biological assessment program has collected a total of 114 individual Grass Carp specimens, ranking it the #92 most collected fish.
Elongate, chubby body that is torpedo-shaped. The body is dark olive, shading to brownish-yellow on the sides with a white belly and large, slightly outlined scales. The terminal mouth is slightly oblique with non-fleshy, firm lips, and no barbels. The complete lateral line has 40 to 42 scales. The dorsal fin has 8 to 10 soft rays, and the anal fin is set closer to the tail than most cyprinids. Broad, ridged pharyngeal teeth are arranged in a 2, 4-4, 2 formula.