This large, silvery fish is an invasive, non-native carp that causes lots of problems. It is illegal to use this fish as live bait. Do not collect, transport or dump it. Related to the bighead carp, but with the head relatively smaller, and eyes higher on head. Keel extends forward to base of pectoral fins. No dark splotches.
Because black, silver carp and bighead carp are non-native Asian fish that can cause big problems, it's illegal to use them as live bait in Missouri. Keep them from spreading to your favorite sport-fishing water.
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