Grass carp

Ctenopharyngodon idella

Taxonomy
    • Osteichthyes
      • Cypriniformes
        • Cyprinidae
          • Ctenopharyngodon idella
Habitat
Temperature:
no data found yet
Salinity:
Sfresh water
Photoperiod:
no data found yet
Substrate:
Syes
Trophic level:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Growth
Length:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Weight:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
Syes
Morphology:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Swimming
Home range:
S0.02 km
Depth:
S0.0-30.0 m
Speed:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Migration:
Spotamodromous
Type:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
Sshoal
Organisation:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Aggression:
no data found yet
Handling
Farming frequency:
5,703,950 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
Syes
Slaughter protocol:
Sprepared

Farming remarks

Ctenopharyngodon idella
Li0  ❘  Po2  ❘  Ce0

Ctenopharyngodon idella is a native Chinese freshwater fish with a widespread distribution and considered one of the four Chinese major carps (among Hypophthalmichthys molitrix, H. nobilis, and Mylopharyngodon piceus). This species has been introduced into more than 50 countries throughout the world for aquatic weed control and aquaculture. In some countries, the Grass carp is an integral part of fish culture and forms an important source of protein for human consumption. Due to its success it is the third most commonly cultured species in the world. However, further research is needed on current farming conditions relating to reproduction without manipulation, aggregation, aggression, stress, and the current harvesting practices. Carp welfare can be improved using extensive culture systems promoting a natural habitat and behaviour of the species.





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