Some have thought to collect the carp eggs for caviar, since one bighead carp was found with over 2 million eggs. Carp are also thought to lower water quality, which can kill off sensitive organisms like native freshwater mussels. Eyes sit even with the mouth. Bighead, silver, and grass carp are known to be well-established in the Mississippi River basin including tributarieswhere they at times reach extremely high numbers, especially in the case of the bighead and silver carp. Large scales with dark edges appear crosshatched.
A long tradition of Asian carp exists in Chinese culture and literature.
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