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Examples of Invasive Alien Species

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Title: Cyprinus carpio (Carp)
Description: The common carp (Cyprinus carpio) has been introduced as a food and ornamental fish into temperate freshwaters throughout the world. It is considered a pest because of its abundance and its tendency to reduce water clarity and destroy and uproot the aquatic vegetation used as habitat by a variety of species. (Credit: Global Invasive Species Database)
Date: 2008-10-02
Credits: Miguel Sicilia
Cyprinus carpio (Carp) Miguel Sicilia
 
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