Asian Carp

Asian Carp

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. There are many species of heavy-bodied cyprinid fish collectively known in the United States as Asian carp. Heavy-bodied cyprinids from the subcontinent are not included in this classification and are known collectively as "Indian Carp."All the above except largescale silver carp have been cultivated in aquaculture in China for over 1,000 years. Largescale silver carp, a more southern species, is native to, and is cultivated in Vietnam. Grass, silver, bighead and black carp are known as the "Four Domesticated Fish" in China and are the most important freshwater fish species for food and traditional Chinese medicine. Bighead and silver carp are the most important fish, worldwide, in terms of total aquaculture production.Common carp and crucian carp are also common foodfishes in China and elsewhere. Goldfish, on the other hand, are cultivated mainly as pet fish. Common carp are native to both Eastern Europe and Western Asia, so they are sometimes called a "Eurasian carp."show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136629267
  • 9786136629261