The silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) is a species of freshwater cyprinid fish, a variety of Asian carp native to China and eastern Siberia. Although a threatened species in its natural habitat, it has long been cultivated in China.

Apr 16, 2013 · In this installment of Silent Invaders the issue of Asian Carp is tackled. There are many ideas but no solution on how to stop the Asian Carp infestation. Currently the highest population of Asian ... In North America, silver carp are considered as an invasive species in about 13 states of the USA. Their presence in the Mississippi River drainage, which includes Missouri and Ohio rivers and their tributaries, is causing concern about their widespread and fast growth compared to the native fish. Invasive Species - (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) Watch List - Prohibited in Michigan Silver Carp have a light silver body with a white belly and eyes that sit below the downturned, toothless mouth. They may exceed three feet in length and can weigh up to 60 lbs. These fish primarily inhabit large rivers.