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Common carp
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Cyprinus
Species: C. carpio
Binomial name
Cyprinus carpio
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Koi in a pond

The Carp is a fish that lives in fresh water, such as rivers and lakes. In Europe and Asia carp are loved as a fishing and eating fish. However, carp are a really big problem in countries such as the U.S. and Australia. They cause the mud at the bottom of the river to move and in these countries people hate them.

Carp have been a source of food to humans, as well as popular ornamental fishes like the koi and goldfish.

Types of carp[change | change source]

Carp swarm in great numbers to eat feed thrown by tourists in Urfa, Turkey.

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