Grass Carp

Ctenopharyngoden idella


  • Ctenopharyngoden idella
  • Part of the minow family.
  • Most commonly known as the Grass Carp.
  • Is an invasive species in Ontario.
  • $2,000 dollar reward if species is captured.
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Last Sceen...

  • This species originally came from Southern Russia and Northern Vietnam.
  • They can be found in Lakes Huron and Erie and also the Don River.
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  • The Grass Carp causes aquatic damage.
  • The species was brought to North America to control aquatic plant invasive species called Hydrilla.
  • In this process the Grass carp also became an invasive species.
  • Since there population increased and there's so much of them this gives native fish less space to live in.
  • They also damage other plant species by destroying them with there sharp teeth.

Known Accomplices...

  • The Grass Carp was introduced to The United States in 1863 to control another aquatic invasive species called Hydrilla.
  • The Grass Carp population increased causing them to produce more eggs and make more of the species.
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Attempts To Capture...

  • Authorities have not tried to capture this species.
  • The Grass Carp is controlling another aquatic invasive species Hydrilla.
  • The public is allowd to catch this species.

Contact Us...

If you spot this invasive species in local rivers and lakes or have any further questions you can learn more at:

Or call us at 1800-555-0125