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Carp
Common carp, Cyprinus carpio
Common carp, Cyprinus carpio
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Osteichthyes
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genera

Abramis
Aristichthys
Barbodes
Carassius
Cirrhinus
Ctenopharyngodon
Cyprinus
Epalzeorhynchos
Henicorhynchus
Hypophthalmichthys
Labeo
Mylopharyngodon
and others Download high resolution version (914x394, 60 KB)Common carp (Cyprinus carpio). ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) The Common carp or European carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish distantly related to the common goldfish (Carassius auratus), with which it is capable of interbreeding[1]. It gives its name to the carp family Cyprinidae. ... Scientific classification redirects here. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Classes Actinopterygii Sarcopterygii Osteichthyes are a taxonomic superclass of fish, also called bony fish that includes the ray-finned fish (Actinopterygii) and lobe finned fish (Sarcopterygii). ... Families Suborder Cobitoidea     Balitoridae (hillstream loaches)     Catostomidae (suckers)     Cobitidae (loaches)     Gyrinocheilidae (algae eaters) Suborder Cyprinoidea     Cyprinidae (carps and minnows) The Cypriniformes are an order of ray-finned fish, including the minnows and some related families. ... Genera (many, see text) The family Cyprinidae, named after the Greek word for goldfish, consists of the carps and minnows. ... For other uses, see Genus (disambiguation). ... Species (see text) Abramis Cuvier, 1816, is a genus of freshwater fish in family family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes. ... Species See text. ... Carassius is a genus in the family Cyprinidae. ... Binomial name Ctenopharyngodon idella Valenciennes, 1844 The Grass Carp, (Ctenopharyngodon idella), also known as the White Amur, is a herbivorous, freshwater fish considered especially well suited for aquatic weed control. ... Cyprinus is a genus of carps (family Cyprinidae) most notable for its widespread member, the common carp (Cyprinus carpio). ... Species See text. ... This article is about the genus of carp. ...

Carp is a common name for various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fishes originally from Eurasia and southeast Asia. Some consider all cyprinid fishes carp and the family Cyprinidae itself is often known as the carp family. In colloquial use, however, carp usually refers only to several larger cyprinid species such as Cyprinus carpio (common carp), Carassius carassius (Crucian carp), Ctenopharyngodon idella (grass carp), Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (silver carp), and Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (bighead carp). Carp have long been an important food fish to humans, as well as popular ornamental fishes (see koi and goldfish). As a result, carp have been introduced to various locations, though with mixed results. Fresh water redirects here. ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... Genera (many, see text) The family Cyprinidae, named after the Greek word for goldfish, consists of the carps and minnows. ... Binomial name Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus, 1758) The Common Carp or European Carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish distantly related to the common goldfish. ... The Crucian Carp, Latin name Carassius carassius, is a member of the Cyprinid family, which includes many other fish such as the Common carp, or the smaller minnows. ... Binomial name Valenciennes, 1844 The Grass Carp, (Ctenopharyngodon idella), also known as the White Amur, is a herbivorous, freshwater fish. ... Binomial name (Richardson, 1845) Juvenile The silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) is a species of freshwater cyprinid fish, a variety of Asian carp native to north and northeast Asia. ... Binomial name (Richardson, 1845) The bighead carp is a freshwater fish, one of several Asian carps. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Koi can also mean a virtual pet species in Neopets. ... For the snack marketed by Pepperidge Farm, see Goldfish (snack) Trinomial name Carassius auratus auratus (Linnaeus, 1758) The goldfish, Carassius auratus, was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is still one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish and water garden fish. ...

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Ornamental carp

Different colorations of koi
Different colorations of koi

Carp, along with many of their cyprinid relatives, are popular ornamental aquarium and pond fish. The two most notable ornamental carps are goldfish and koi. Goldfish (Carassius auratus) were kept as ornamental fish in China for hundreds of years before being introduced to Japan in the 15th century, and to Europe in the late 17th century. The koi, a domesticated variety of common carp (Cyprinus carpio), also originated from China and spread widely in Japan. The koi are historically a prevalent symbol in Japanese culture of good luck. They are shown in competitive fish shows like those at the All-Japan exhibition. They are also popular in other parts of the world as pond fish. Goldfish and koi have advantages over most ornamental fishes, as they are tolerant of cold (they can survive in temperatures as low as 4 degrees Celsius), and can survive at low oxygen levels. Download high resolution version (700x662, 88 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (700x662, 88 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Genera (many, see text) The family Cyprinidae, named after the Greek word for goldfish, consists of the carps and minnows. ... For the snack marketed by Pepperidge Farm, see Goldfish (snack) Trinomial name Carassius auratus auratus (Linnaeus, 1758) The goldfish, Carassius auratus, was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is still one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish and water garden fish. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Koi can also mean a virtual pet species in Neopets. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) The Common carp or European carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish distantly related to the common goldfish (Carassius auratus), with which it is capable of interbreeding[1]. It gives its name to the carp family Cyprinidae. ...


Carp as pests

Carp gather near a dock in Lake Powell
Carp gather near a dock in Lake Powell

Carp have been introduced, often illegally, in many countries. In the USA they were introduced by the US government as a food source around the turn of the century in one of the largest and most successful stocking efforts in history. In Australia there is enormous anecdotal and mounting scientific evidence that introduced carp are the cause of permanent turbidity and loss of submerged vegetation in the Murray-Darling river system, with severe consequences for river ecosystems, water quality and native fish species.[citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1122 KB)Carp gather near a dock at Wahweap Marina of Lake Powell. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1122 KB)Carp gather near a dock at Wahweap Marina of Lake Powell. ... Lake Powell is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. ... Semi-arid grazing country near Burra Creek, South Australia The Murray-Darling Basin drains one-seventh of Australia and is by far the most significant agricultural area on that continent. ...


Efforts to eradicate a small colony from Tasmania's Lake Crescent without chemicals have been successful; however, the lengthy, expensive and intensive undertaking is an example of both the possibility and difficulty of safely removing the species once it is established.


Types of carp

Carp swarm in great numbers to eat feed thrown by tourists in Urfa, Turkey.
Carp swarm in great numbers to eat feed thrown by tourists in Urfa, Turkey.
  • Genus Abramis
  • Genus Aristichthys:
  • Genus Barbodes:
    • Carnatic carp (Barbodes carnaticus)
  • Genus Carassius:
    • Crucian carp (Carassius carassius )
    • Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio)
    • Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
  • Genus Cirrhinus:
    • Chinese mud carp (Cirrhinus chinensis)
    • Deccan white carp (Cirrhinus fulungee)
    • Hora white carp (Cirrhinus macrops)
    • Small scale mud carp (Cirrhinus microlepis)
    • Mud carp (Cirrhinus molitorella)
    • Man carp (Cirrhinus saprian)
  • Genus Ctenopharyngodon:
  • Genus Culter:
    • Predatory carp (Culter erythropterus)
  • Genus Cyprinus:
  • Genus Epalzeorhynchos:
    • Red-tailed black shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor)
    • Red-finned black shark or Rainbow shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatus)
  • Genus Henicorhynchus:
    • Siamese mud carp (Henicorhynchus siamensis)
  • Genus Hypophthalmichthys:
  • Genus Labeo:
    • African carp (Labeo coubie)
    • Fringed-lipped peninsula carp (Labeo fimbriatus)
    • Bigmouth carp (Labeo kontius)
  • Genus Mylopharyngodon:

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (883x586, 314 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Carp ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (883x586, 314 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Carp ... Sanli Urfa (in Turkish Şanlıurfa) is a city in eastern Turkey, and the provincial capital of Sanliurfa Province. ... Species (see text) Abramis Cuvier, 1816, is a genus of freshwater fish in family family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The carp bream (Abramis brama) is a species of fresh-water fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, to which about 1,500 species belong. ... Binomial name Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845) The bighead carp is a freshwater fish, one of several Asian carps. ... Species See text. ... Carassius is a genus in the family Cyprinidae. ... Binomial name Carassius carassius (Linnaeus, 1758) The Crucian Carp (Carassius carassius) is a member of the family Cyprinidae, which includes many other fish such as the common carp, or the smaller minnows. ... For the snack marketed by Pepperidge Farm, see Goldfish (snack) Trinomial name Carassius auratus auratus (Linnaeus, 1758) The goldfish, Carassius auratus, was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is still one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish and water garden fish. ... Binomial name Ctenopharyngodon idella Valenciennes, 1844 The Grass Carp, (Ctenopharyngodon idella), also known as the White Amur, is a herbivorous, freshwater fish considered especially well suited for aquatic weed control. ... Binomial name Valenciennes, 1844 The Grass Carp, (Ctenopharyngodon idella), also known as the White Amur, is a herbivorous, freshwater fish. ... Culter can refer to the following: Several settlements in Scotland: Coulter, Lanarkshire, also known as Culter, a village near Biggar in the south. ... Cyprinus is a genus of carps (family Cyprinidae) most notable for its widespread member, the common carp (Cyprinus carpio). ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) The Common carp or European carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish distantly related to the common goldfish (Carassius auratus), with which it is capable of interbreeding[1]. It gives its name to the carp family Cyprinidae. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Koi can also mean a virtual pet species in Neopets. ... Binomial name Epalzeorhynchos bicolor (Smith, 1931) The red-tailed black shark, Epalzeorhynchos bicolor, also known as the redtail shark, is a species of freshwater fish in the carp family, Cyprinidae. ... Binomial name (Fowler, 1934) Synonyms Labeo frenatus Epalzeorhynchus frenatus Epalzeorhynchos frenatus Labeo munensis Labeo erythrurus Epalzeorhynchos munense Fowler, 1934 and Smith, 1934 The rainbow shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum) is a popular freshwater community-tank aquarium fish of the Cyprinidae family. ... Species See text. ... Binomial name Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Richardson, 1845) The silver carp is a freshwater fish, a variety of Asian carp native to north and northeast Asia. ... Indigenous to China, the black carp is a voracious fish, which is used in aquaculture across the American South to control disease. ...

See also

Look up Carp in
Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
  • Oily fish
  • Asian carps (a term used heavy-bodied cyprinids native to China and Southeast Asia)
  • Grass carp
  • Rough fish

Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Fish oil. ... There are many species of heavy-bodied cyprinid fishes collectively known as Asian carps. ... Binomial name Valenciennes, 1844 The Grass Carp, (Ctenopharyngodon idella), also known as the White Amur, is a herbivorous, freshwater fish. ...

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