Common carp

Cyprinus carpio

Cyprinus carpio (Common carp)
Taxonomy
    • Osteichthyes
      • Cypriniformes
        • Cyprinidae
          • Cyprinus carpio
Distribution
Distribution map: Cyprinus carpio (Common carp)

Habitat
Temperature:
F1.0-33.0 °C
Salinity:
F0.8-4.0 ppt
Photoperiod:
no data found yet
Substrate:
Fyes
Trophic level:
F3.1
Growth
Length:
F22.9-79.0 cm
Weight:
F300.0-7,500.0 g
Maturity:
F2.0-3.4 years
Malformations:
Fyes
Morphology:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Swimming
Home range:
F0.003-10.6 km
Depth:
F0.0-25.0 m
Speed:
no data found yet
Migration:
Fprotamodromous
Type:
no data found yet
Reproduction
Nest building:
Fno
Courtship:
Fyes
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
F19,300-310,864 eggs/kg
Brood care:
Fno
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
Fdepends
Organisation:
no data found yet
Aggression:
Fno
Handling
Farming frequency:
4,189,524 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
Fyes
Slaughter protocol:
Fyes

Farming remarks

Cyprinus carpio
Li1  ❘  Po4  ❘  Ce2

Cyprinus carpio is a widespread freshwater fish. The native wild populations are considered vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and included in the list of the world's 100 worst invasive species. However, although C. carpio is the oldest reared species and currently the number one in aquaculture, there is limited information available about this species in natural conditions. Further research is also needed on current farming conditions as well as aggregation and aggression behaviour in the wild and in farms. In addition, escape of farmed carps should be avoided in order to prevent fish welfare impairment of wild populations. Furthermore, carp welfare can be improved using extensive culture systems promoting a natural habitat and behaviour of the species.





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