In the comparatively short time since carp (Cyprinus carpio) were brought to the United States, they have dominated an amazingly large percentage of the fishery resources of this country and an equally large percent of the efforts of fishery management. Carp have been credited at one time or another, by sportsmen and biologists alike, with being the root of all fishery problems and in many cases game problems as well. The food and feeding habits of the carp usually receive the lion's share of this blame. The data presented in this study form a portion of a general study of rough fish, their relation to game fish and to aquatic environments. The results reported here concern a comparison of food habits of 687 carp from several Northwest Iowa lakes during the period of 1946-49.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1953 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
"Food Habits of the Carp in Northwest Iowa Lakes,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 60(1), 665-686.
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