Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)

Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)

"Tolaks Ltd." Company offers silver carp.

Silver carp are large, laterally compressed cyprinids with a uniform silver coloration. There are between 95 and 103 scales in the lateral line. The mouth is relatively large, upturned and toothless. Small specimens do not have spines on their fins, whereas large specimens have a hard, stiff spine with fine serrae on its posterior margin, at the front end of the pectoral, and moderately strong spines in their dorsal and anal fins. The dorsal fin origin is behind the pelvic fin insertion. There are 8 dorsal rays and 12-13 anal rays. The pharyngeal teeth count is 4-4.

This species occurs only in fresh waters. The silver carp naturally occurs in temperate waters. Adult silver carp mainly consume phytoplankton and detritus. Specimens of up to 1260 mm from the Syr Darya River were reported. Also specimens of up to 10 years old were reported.

This species naturally occurs in China. It has been introduced as a food fish and for water management purpose, in temperate waters of Asia, Europe and the United States.

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