Grass carp

In the United States, the fish is also known as White Amur, a name developed to avoid use of the name carp, which has derogatory connotations in North America.

The Grass carp lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater, depth range 0 - 30 m environment.

The Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) is a herbivorous, freshwater fish species of family Cyprinidae, and the only species of the genus Ctenopharyngodon. It is cultivated in China for food but was introduced in Europe and the United States for aquatic weed control. More

The grass carp, also known as the white amur, is a vegetarian fish native to the Amur River in Asia. Because this fish feeds on aquatic plants, it can be used as a biological tool to control nuisance aquatic plant growth. More

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Controlling aquatic vegetation with grass carp is one of the options available to pond owners with aquatic plant problems. In many situations, the use of grass carp is an economical, long lasting, and effective option. More

The grass carp was first described by Valenciennes in 1844. DISTRIBUTION: Grass carp are natively from eastern Asia from the Amur River in Russia to the West River in southern China. Currently the grass carp's range has significantly increased. More

Grass carp are generally silvery to olive on the back, grading to white on the venter. See paper by Cuvier and Valenciennes (1844) for original description. ADULT SIZE: This is a large species, with adults ranging from 2. More

Grass Carp - Ctenopharyngodon idella Description: The grass carp is actually one of the largest members of the minnow family. The back of the grass carp is silvery to dark grey, and the sides of the body are lighter with a slightly golden sheen. More

Triploid Grass Carp as a Biological Control of Aquatic Vegetation = Larry Sanders, Jan Jeffrey Hoover, and K. More

Grass carps usually mature in the fourth year of life. Spawning occurs in late April and early May, when water temperatures reach 64.4°F (18°C), and with the onset of heavy floods. Mature fishes swim upstream. More

Grass carp ( Ctenopharyngodon idella) = Grass carp caught in the St. Croix River. Grass carp caught in the St. Croix River. More

The Use of Grass Carp in Alabama Ponds = Joseph B. Jernigan District IV Fisheries Biologist Montgomery, Alabama Sport Fish Restoration Logo Many ponds in Alabama suffer from aquatic plant weed infestations. More

Grass Carp in Mississippi Farm Ponds - The selection of a weed control program depends on local conditions in the pond, as well as the needs, desires, and capabilities of the pond owner or manager. More

Grass carp are fish imported from Asia for use in controlling aquatic vegetation. One of the few fish species which eat plants, grass carp may provide a low-cost, long-term, herbicide-free means of dealing with problem plants in your pond or lake. More

Triploid grass carp are plant-eating fish from the Amur River Basin and lowland rivers in China and Russia. They are used as biological control for overabundant aquatic plants in some Washington waterbodies. Only sterile fish (triploids) are allowed to be stocked into Washington waters. More

on 9/16/2009 So you don't eat these Grass Carp? I only fish for food not sport. But this one does sound like a fun challenge. Smile! writersmark said Flag This Comment This comment has been flagged. More

Grass Carp: A Fish for Biological Management of Hydrilla and Other Aquatic Weeds in Florida1 = David L. Sutton and Vernon V. Vandiver, Jr. More

Common names

Amoor in Farsi
Amoor in Persian (‫فارسی)
Amour blanc in French (français)
Amur in Italian (Italiano)
Amur (hal) in Hungarian (Magyar)
Amur (riba) in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Amur bialy in Polish (polski)
Amur biały in Polish (polski)
Amur biely in Slovak (slovenčina)
Amur bily in Czech (česky)
Amuri I bardhe in Albanian (Shqip)
Amurkarpfen in German (Deutsch)
Baltasis amūras in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Belyi Amur in Russian (русский язык)
Bílý amur in Czech (česky)
Byal amur in Bulgarian (български език)
Cá ch‚m Treng in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá châm Treng in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Tr?m c? in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Trắm cỏ in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Car[a-capim in Portuguese (Português)
Cara-capim in Portuguese (Português)
Carpa china in Spanish (español)
Carpa do limo in Portuguese (Português)
Carpa erbivora in Italian (Italiano)
Carpa forrajera in Spanish (español)
carpa herbívora in Spanish (español)
Carpa-do-limo in Portuguese (Português)
Carpe amour in French (français)
Carpe de roseau in French (français)
Carpe herbivore in French (français)
Carpe herbivore(=chinoise) in French (français)
Chinese graskarper in Dutch (Nederlands)
Chinoise in French (français)
Chortofagos Kyprinos in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Chortofagos Kyprinos in Greek, Modern (1453)
Cosas in Romanian (română)
Cosas in Rumanian
Crap alb chinezese in Rumanian
Crap de iarba in Rumanian
Crap-de-iarba in Polish (polski)
Ctenopharyngodon idella in French (français)
Ctenopharyngodon idella in Italian (Italiano)
Ctenopharyngodon idella in Spanish (español)
Gardd carp in English
Graeskarpe in Danish (dansk)
gras Karpfen in German (Deutsch)
graskarp in Afrikaans
Gräskarp in Swedish (Svenska)
Graskarpe in Norwegian (Norsk)
Graskarpen in Dutch (Nederlands)
Graskarper in Dutch (Nederlands)
Graskarpfen in German (Deutsch)
Grass carp in English
grass carp, white amur (German: Graskarpfen, Weißer Amur) in English
Grass carp(=White amur) in English
Græskarpe in Danish (dansk)
Gresskarpe in Norwegian (Norsk)
Hullu in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Hullugende in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Ikan Kap Rumput in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Ikasusu in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Kap makan rumput in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kap rumput in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Pa kin gnia in English
Pa kin gnia in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa kin gnia in Laotian
Paralumi in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Pla chao hea in Thai (ไทย)
Pla chao heu in Thai (ไทย)
Pla kin ya in Thai (ไทย)
Pla van hea in Thai (ไทย)
Pla van heu in Thai (ไทย)
Pullu kendai in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Ruohokarppi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
silver orfe in English
Sôgyo in Japanese (日本語)
Sogyo in Spanish (español)
Sougyo in Japanese (日本語)
Tonggan in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Tongsan in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Trey srokchen in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
Valgeamuur in Estonian (Eesti keel)
Waan ue in Cantonese
Waan ue in Chinese (中文)
White amur in English
Χορτοφάγος κυπρίνος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Χορτοφάγος Κυπρίνος in Greek, Modern (1453)
Ак амур in Kirghiz (кыргыз тили)
Амур (риба) in Ukrainian (українська мова)
Бели амур in Serbian (српски језик)
Белый амур in Russian (русский язык)
Бял амур in Bulgarian (български език)
אמור לבן in Hebrew (‫עברית)
آمور in Farsi
آمور (ماهی) in Persian (‫فارسی)
سفيد پرورشي in Farsi
كپور علفخوار in Farsi
ปลากินหญ้า in Thai (ไทย)
ปลาหวันฮื้อ in Thai (ไทย)
ปลาเฉาฮื้อ in Thai (ไทย)
ソウギョ in Japanese (日本語)
草魚 in Mandarin Chinese
草鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
鯇 in Mandarin Chinese
鲩 in Mandarin Chinese
초어 in Korean (한국어)

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Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Ctenopharyngodon
Species : Ctenopharyngodon idella
Authority : Valenciennes, 1844