Carp is a common name for various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fishes that dominates the fish faunas of Eurasia and North America.
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Australian Carp Problems: In Australia, where the dominant Carp strain was illegally introduced in the 1960s, there is overwhelming anecdotal evidence and mounting scientific evidence that Carp do indeed raise water turbidity, destroy a number of submergent macrophyte species, ...
Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
Other Names White Amur, Waan Ue Description Ctenopharyngodon and idella are both Greek words, meaning "comb-like throat-teeth" and "distinct" respectively. The grass carp is one of the largest members of the minnow family.
Grass Carp: Ctenopharyngodon
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. The belly is silvery white.
Common carp are usually 38 to 46 cm (15 to 18 in.) long. It is not unusual for some to grow to more than 100 cm (39 in.) and to reach 22 kg (48 lb.). Sometimes specimens have only a few large scales ("mirror carp") or none at all ("leather carp").
Carp (Average Size Up to 40 inches) Prefers warm slow waters with mud bottoms and plenty of weeds or lily pads.Bait: Doughball mixed with flour & cornmeal with a little sugar & honey.
Take carp, gar, bowfin, buffalo and shad with a spear, gig, spear gun, bow and arrow or underwater spear under certain conditions and on limited waters. Crossbows may not be used. See fishing.IN.gov for details.
Common Carp - Cyprinus carpio
Feeding on only one species or type of food.
Bighead carp: From 5 to 150 centimeters in 37 million years
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Order of Carp-like fishes (Cypriniformes)
Central Stoneroller - Campostoma anomalum
Goldfish - Carassius auratus*
Grass Carp - Ctenopharyngodon idella*
Bluntface Shiner - Cyprinella camura
Red Shiner - Cyprinella lutrensis
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Barbels on a Koi Carp
Photographer: Stan Shebs
A Barbel is a slender, whisker-like, tactile organ near the mouth.
Many bottom dwelling fish have barbels such as catfish, carp, goatfish, sturgeon and some species of shark.
: They dive for fish, such as carp and redfin. They also eat amphibians, crustaceans and other invertebrates, as well as insect larvae, depending on their habitat. Shrimp are a large part of their diet in the winter. They may reside in public parks, where they feed on goldfish in the ponds.
Minnows are prolific (2 million eggs/carp) spring-spawners that broadcast adhesive eggs over aquatic plants and other substrate. Some species of chubs build large gravel nest mounds to spawn over, while others are cavity spawners.
River otters usually feed on 4- to 6-inch long, slowly moving fish species, such as carp, mud minnows, stickle backs, and suckers. However, otters actively seek out spawning salmon and will travel far to take advantage of a salmon run.
The Barbel is a large European member of the carp family. The Barbel is a long, strong looking fish with a broad tail and large fins. The body of this fish is heart shaped in a cross sectin and the belly flattened.
This order includes over 1,700 species and 220 genera of minnows and carp. The Cyprind family is the largest in the world, representing over 1400 species. The fish of this family are distributed throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America and live almost exclusively in freshwater.
Omnivorous fish include the common carp, goldfish, catfish, eels, and minnows. Since a fish's food is often suspended in the medium through which the fish swims-water-being able to gulp up whatever comes into its mouth is an efficient way for a fish to eat.
Live sunfish, carp and waterdogs fished close to the bottom of deep pools or in swift water below a dam is effective. Smaller flatheads can be caught with worms and chicken liver. Make sure to read the fishing regulations for special instructions about the use of live bait fish.
Goldfish: Common Goldfish, Carp (Cyprinus carpio), Comet Goldfish, Bristol Shubunkin, Fantail, Veiltail, Telescope Moor, Black Moor, Oranda, Lionhead, Celestial
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They normally fish singly or in small groups of a few birds catching primarily carp (Cyprinus carpio), perch (Perca fluviatilis), end rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus), but also pike (Esox lucius), and eel (Anguilla anguilla). Communal fishing with cormorants may occur.
Each bird eats more than 4 pounds of fish a day, mostly carp, chubs, shiners, yellow perch, catfish, and jackfish.
White Pelicans nest in colonies of several hundred pairs on islands in remote brackish and freshwater lakes of inland North America.
Feeds heavily on fish in many areas, including herring, salmon, carp, catfish, many others. When fish are scarce, may eat birds (ducks, coots, auklets, others) or mammals (jackrabbits, muskrats, others). Sometimes eats turtles, crabs, shellfish, other items.
Panfish also are important additions to many of the lakes that are chemically "rehabilitated" to rid them of carp and other rough fish. Once fish managers remove the undesirable denizens, they stock bluegill, crappie, and various large game fish.
They feed readily on fish (avoid carp and catfish), worms, crickets, pink mice, crayfish, and shrimp. Once acclimated, most soft-shelled turtles will eagerly accept floating commercial diets. The key to a healthy turtle is a "balanced" diet, so be sure to provide variety.
gobies, catfish and carp), invertebrates (e.g. prawns), and possibly turtles and birds. It does much of its feeding at or near the bottom, using echolocation, swimming on one side, and probing the river bottom with its snout and its flipper. (Culik 2003c) ...
No one can possess, sell, or import fish from the genus Clarias or Serrasalmus, Black carp, any species of mongoose, any member of the family Cervidae (deer, elk, moose, caribou), any species of coyote, fox, raccoon, skunk, wild rodents or wild turkey.
This environment does not support normal trout development but can support species such as carp (in extreme cases) and bass.
In marine environments eutrophication can be different. Often the problem in a marine environment will be nitrogen loading.
Fish feed on vegetable matter/excreta voided into water by hippos
A carp (Labeo) uses wide rasping mouth to clean hippo's hide
Garra clean wounds
Barbus cleans cracks in bottom of feet
Cichlids clean hippo tail bristles
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Along the Pecos River, this pupfish has most often been found in backwater areas and side pools that do not have sunfish or other various other predators.
The Latin name for the Pecos Pupfish is Cyprinodon pecosensis. The name Cyprinodon translates carp tooth, or teeth like a carp.
Fish such as bass and carp would swallow them by the bucketful if they could, and so would water snakes. Baby alligators and crocodiles eat them before they grow big enough to attack full-grown frogs. Young snapping turtles also snap them up.
gangetica minor has been known to eat some species of catfish, herring, carp, gobies, mahseers, prawns, and clams. Captive individuals reportedly consume about a 1 kg of food each day. Has few, if any, natural predators, however, they are often hunted by local people.
Because otters prey most easily on fish that are slow and lethargic, much of the diet consists of "rough" fish like carp, suckers, catfish, and sculpins. Zoo diet: fish or horse meat with vegetables. Feline diet with fish three times a week and vitamin E twice a week.
Despite their serpentine appearance, electric eels are not actually eels. Their scientific classification is closer to carp and catfish.
The Natterjack benefits from small and shallow temporary pools where invertebrate predator numbers are kept low due to seasonal desiccation of the ponds. Occasionally larger permanent pools with shallow margins are used where fish such as perch or carp keep the number of invertebrate predators low, ...
Most dolphins are confined to a 750 mile stretch of the river and divided into isolated populations by six barrages. They have adapted to life in the muddy river and are functionally blind. They rely on echolocation to navigate, communicate and hunt prey including prawns, catfish and carp.
aided as this bird is by rather long and sharp wings, as well as an elongated tail, and sustained by well regulated beats, that of the Goshawk or of the other species of this group so very far surpasses it, that they can overtake it with as much ease as that with which the pike seizes a carp.
See also: What is the meaning of Catfish, Salmon, Diver, Shark, Trout?