Iowa DNR
BioNet
River & Stream Biological Monitoring
Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
Physical Habitat Assessments

Common Carp Cyprinus carpio

Family
Cyprinidae (Minnows)
Tolerance
Tolerant
Trophic Class
Omnivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
True
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
False
Is Hybrid?
False
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 288 bioassessment sites, 18 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 86 fisheries assessment sites, and 2 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 389 distinct sites, or 31.4% of the 1237 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 15th most commonly collected species.

The Common Carp was collected in 452 bioassessment sampling sessions and 172 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 18 rapid bioassessment sessions and 2 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 10,201 individual Common Carp specimens, ranking it the #28 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map