grass carp

noun

Definition of grass carp

: an herbivorous cyprinid fish (Ctenopharyngodon idella) of eastern Asia that has been introduced elsewhere to control aquatic weeds

called also white amur

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The black carp's head is also more narrow and more cone-shaped than that of the grass carp. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "This fish was caught in the Ohio River. If it makes it to Indiana, it could wreak havoc.," 10 Oct. 2018 Flooding of outdoor ponds is one theory as to how grass carp escaped captivity. Tony Briscoe, chicagotribune.com, "The Great Lakes could be on the ‘edge of an invasion’ by a little-discussed species of Asian carp," 21 June 2019 On June 7, a 32-pound grass carp was found in Lake Calumet. Tony Briscoe, chicagotribune.com, "The Great Lakes could be on the ‘edge of an invasion’ by a little-discussed species of Asian carp," 21 June 2019 The pond, in Westminster City Park, off of West 104th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, is stocked with grass carp, channel catfish, bluegill and largemouth bass, said Jonathan Thornton, a city spokesman. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Hundreds of dead fish found in Westminster City Park Pond," 20 June 2019 Black carp look similar to grass carp — so much so that there is no reliable method to tell them apart based on physical characteristics. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "This fish was caught in the Ohio River. If it makes it to Indiana, it could wreak havoc.," 10 Oct. 2018 Removing exotic species such as grass carp, armored catfish and tilapia can be helpful to a fishery. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Boat ramps a gateway to fun or frustration," 28 June 2018 In response, the state has authorized stocking 10,200 grass carp in Ramsey Creek this spring, Duke Energy spokeswoman Kim Crawford said Thursday. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Invasive weed known as ‘serial killer of eagles’ back in Lake Norman | Charlotte Observer," 15 Feb. 2018 Since the mid-2000s, the Lake Norman Marine Commission has treated outbreaks of the weed by adding thousands grass carp to the waters. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Invasive weed known as ‘serial killer of eagles’ back in Lake Norman | Charlotte Observer," 15 Feb. 2018

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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