Life history attributes of Asian carps in the upper Mississippi River system

  title={Life history attributes of Asian carps in the upper Mississippi River system},
  author={James E. Garvey and Kelly L. DeGrandchamp and Christopher J. Williamson},
Abstract : The Upper Mississippi River (UMR) system starts at the confluence of the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois, and serves as a conduit for many aquatic invasive species to enter the waterways of the central and northern interior of the United States, including the Great Lakes. One well-established group found in this waterway is the Asian carps including the common carp Cyprinus carpio, grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella, and two recent invaders, the bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis… 

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