Carp

Order: 
Cypriniformes
Family: 
Cyprinidae

Freshwater fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Fusiform body, compressed, tall and covered with scales. Protractile mouth, reduced, without teeth in the jaws and with thick lips. 2 pairs of chins. A single dorsal fin. Olivaceous color on dorsum and flanks, and yellow in the belly. Up to 1 m long and up to 32 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Karpfen
France: 
Carpe
Italy: 
Carpa a specchi
Portugal: 
Carpa espelho
UK: 
Carp
China: 
Japan: 
Koi
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
FAO code: 
FCP
Scientific name: 
Cyprinus carpio
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 1: Africa - Inland waters
Area 2: America, North - Inland waters
Area 3: America, South - Inland waters
Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
Area 6: Oceania - Inland waters
Global production (Tons): 
4446994,1
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC