ASIAN CARP

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Asian carp have short dor­sal fin com­pared to com­mon carp

Four species: big­head carp, sil­ver carp, grass carp, black carp

All of the species known col­lec­tively as Asian carp orig­i­nated in ma­jor river sys­tems in China and Rus­sia

Suit­able spawn­ing con­di­tions ex­ist in up to 57 Cana­dian rivers

Most Asian carp species can grow to more than 40 kg and live up to 20 years

If found, put on ice (DO NOT freeze) and con­tact In­vad­ing Species hot­line: 1-800-563-7711 or info@in­vad­ingspecies.com or www.ed­dmaps.org/on­tario

The species con­sumes bot­tom de­bris to sur­vive and will not com­pete with ze­bra mus­sels

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