The common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is characterized by a smooth head and a fully scaled body. The color of a carp may vary. Carp species found in wild habitats are usually greenish brown on the back with a yellowish color on the belly. Below are more interesting facts about carp


Common Carp Facts


Carp Description


The dorsal fin of carp has a long base and has a stout spine with serrated edges as the first ray, with the rest of the fin sloping down the back with a concave free edge. The mouth is toothless but 2 barbells are located on each side with the second one longer than the first.

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