Accession Number : ADA322554

Title :   Bighead Carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis): a Biological Synopsis.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL FISHERIES RESEARCH CENTER GAINESVILLE FL

Personal Author(s) : Jennings, Dawn P.

PDF Url : ADA322554

Report Date : SEP 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) is recognized throughout the world, primarily because of its versatility in aquaculture operations. It is endemic to eastern China, and has been introduced worldwide as an important food fish. It also has been used in combination with other species of phytophagous fish to improve water quality and increase fish production, both in culture facilities and natural systems. This summary of the available published literature on the biology and utility of this species follows the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) species synopsis format (Rosa 1965).

Descriptors :   *FISHES, ORGANIZATIONS, PRODUCTION, BIOLOGY, FACILITIES, DOCUMENTS, UNITED NATIONS, WATER QUALITY, FOOD, AGRICULTURE, CULTURE, TAXONOMY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE