Grass carp

Culter alburnus is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Culter.

The Grass carp lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater 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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Triploid Grass Carp Information = Return to grass carp index Will Triploid Grass Carp Work for You? - Before deciding to stock grass carp, it's important to identify the vegetation you want More

Smallmouth bass | Grass Carp | Lake Management | Siphon Drain | History | Aerator Description & Installation | Algae Gallery | Contact Us | Site Map Grass Carp (Triploid White Amur) = (Ctenopharyngodon idella) A 10 More

Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) = Drawing of Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) Illustration More

Triploid Grass Carp as a Biological Control of Aquatic Vegetation = Larry Sanders, Jan Jeffrey Hoover, and K. 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 ( Ctenopharyngodon idella) = Grass carp caught in the St. Croix River. Grass carp caught in the St. Croix River. More

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

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 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

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

The grass carp, or white amur is native to Asia and represents an exotic introduction to North America. More

Grass carp are one of the largest members of the minnow family and fish as big as 110 pounds have been fished from the Yangtze River in China. A more native size for USA waters would around 20 lbs. More

* grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) * common carp (Cyprinus carpio) * silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) * largescale silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys harmandi) * bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) More

Chinese Grass Carp (White Amur) - Biological Control of Vegetation Grass Carp, also known as Chinese White Amur. Common Names: Chinese Grass Carp or White Amur Scientific Name: Ctenopharyngodon idella http://en.wikipedia. More

Grass carp will not reproduce in ponds or lakes. Grass carp feed almost exclusively on aquatic plants. They can eat 2-3 times their weight each day and may gain 5-10 pounds in a single year. The larger they get, the more plant material they consume. More

Nonindigenous Occurrences: Grass carp have been recorded from Alabama (Guillory and Gasaway 1978; Boschung 1992; Kirk et al. 1994; Mettee et al. 1996; Rasmussen 1998; Bain 1990; Tucker 1979; Clugston 1990; Etnier, pers. comm.; Chapman, pers. comm. More

Grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella or white amur were imported from eastern Asia in 1963 to control submersed aquatic vegetation in aquaculture ponds. More

Suttle Fish Farm sells Grass Carp for aquatic vegetation control. We have the Diploids and the Triploids Grass Carp. Triploid means sterile (will not reproduce). Certified Triploids means that a blood analysis has been conducted and has been checked by the U.S. More

Why do we need grass carp in the lakes? Eighty Grass Carp were stocked in Lakes of Katy on Thursday, June 5, 2008. The Lake Pro company provided and delivered the fish. The formal name for these fish is Triploid Grass Carp (or White Amur). More

Grass carp culture began in the areas along the Yangtze and Pearl Rivers in the southern part of China. Compared to common carp, the culture of grass carp started much later. More

Common names

Amurinmiekkasärki in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Grass carp in English
Hainaninmiekkasärki in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kulter hajnanský in Czech (česky)
Kulter ouklejovitý in Czech (česky)
Lookup in English
уклей in Russian (русский язык)
巴力 in Mandarin Chinese
总统鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
曲腰 in Mandarin Chinese
海南鮊 in Mandarin Chinese
海南鲌 in Mandarin Chinese
總統魚 in Mandarin Chinese
翘嘴仔 in Mandarin Chinese
翘嘴红鲌 in Mandarin Chinese
翘嘴鲌 in Mandarin Chinese
翹嘴仔 in Mandarin Chinese
翹嘴紅鮊 in Mandarin Chinese
翹嘴鮊 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Culter
Species : Culter alburnus
Authority : Basilewsky, 1855