Common carp

There are two or three subspecies:

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Koi are a domesticated variety of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that have been selectively culled for color. The common carp was introduced from China to Japan, where selective breeding of the common carp in the 1820s in the Niigata region resulted in koi. More

The Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish of eutrophic waters in lakes and large rivers in Europe and Asia. More

The Common Carp has two barbels on each side of the head near the posterior end of the upper jaw. This characteristic distinguishes it from Crucian Carp and Goldfish, which lack barbels. More

The common carp is an exotic species introduced from Asia in the 1800’s. They were originally brought to the country as a source of food. More

unfortunately, feral common carp, descendants of earlier escapees or introductions, have greatly confused the picture (Balon 1995). Several genetic strains, some bred in aquaculture or used as ornamentals (e.g. More

and transplantation, the genetic resources of common carp have been seriously damaged. Many different local varieties (e.g., red carp, glass carp) have been contaminated genetically. SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS This is the earliest domesticated fish species. More

DESCRIPTION: The common carp is not native to North America. Carp hatch from tiny eggs less than 0.4 inches (1 mm) in diameter and grow to a weight of 33 pounds (15 kg) and a length of 40 inches (1 meter) in 5 to 6 years. More

The common carp is one of the most abundant and widely distributed fish in southern Manitoba. They were initially introduced into our waters from Europe more than a century ago, and since that time this fish has naturalized into nearly all waters of the south. More

The Common Carp is covered with small uniform scales, which are predominantly silver colour sometimes found with a golden tinge. More

Species and Origin: The common carp is a large omnivorous fish. They have large scales, a long dorsal fin base, and two pairs of long barbels (whiskers) in its upper jaw. More

The common carp, an Asian native, is a member of the minnow family. Introduced to Minnesota in 1883 as a source of food, it can grow to more than 50 pounds. It has sharp senses of smell, hearing, and taste. More

The common carp is native to Europe, but was first stocked into Ohio waters in 1879 as a food fish. This species thrives in a wide variety of conditions and has spread to every county in the state. More

Sz215 hybrid common carp, but its food conversion rate is worse. On occasion its growth rate proved to be better, but it could not be repeated continuously. Thus it was concluded that environmental factors have a strong influence on the genetic abilities of this fish. More

The Common Carp - Cyprinus carpio is a fresh water fish and it belongs to the Carp group. It is a Cyprinid fish. Its original home is China. In China, this fish has been cultured in ponds since many centuries. More

Common Carp have two barbels ("whiskers") on their upper lip. They also have a large dorsal (back) fin. Carp live in streams, lakes, ponds, and rivers, wherever there is a lot of aquatic plants. More

The common carp, Cyprinus carpio, is a large omnivorous species that can be found in most Pennsylvania waters. Carp are members of the minnow family, with large golden scales. More

The Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a heavy bodied fish, and usually bronze colored with large scales. Carp are usually olive-green colored on the back, becoming yellowish on the belly. The lower halves of the caudal fin and anal fin are often reddish colored. More

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Common carp frequent the shallow, warm waters of lakes and streams, even when the water is somewhat muddy or polluted. Common carp feed on insect larvae, crustaceans, snails and plants. They uproot aquatic vegetation in search of this food. More

The common carp is one of the most aquacultured consumption fish in the world, produced in the hundreds of thousands of tons annually. Carp are similarly variable in terms of angling value. More

CHARACTERISTICS: Unlike the similar goldfish, the common carp has two barbels on each side of the mouth and a long dorsal fin. The pharyngeal arch contains three rows of teeth. More

The common carp is a heavy-bodied minnow with barbels on either side of the upper jaw. Typically, color varies from brassy green or yellow, to golden brown, or even silvery. More

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Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Cyprinus
Species : Cyprinus carpio
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758