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Grass carp
2007-04-13 19:39:20

The Grass carp, (Ctenopharyngodon idella), also known as the White Amur, is an herbivorous, freshwater fish. It is cultivated in China for food but was introduced in the United States for aquatic weed control. It is a species of carp native to Siberia and northern China. The name White Amur derives from the Amur River, where the species is believed to have originated. Grass carp have an...

2007-04-10 16:53:42

The Kutum (Rutilus frisii kutum, family Cyprinidae) also known as "Caspian White Fish", or "Caspian Roach", is a medium sized fresh water and brackish water fish native to the Caspian Sea. It is a subspecies of the Black Sea Roach Rutilus frisii frisii. It is typically a medium sized fish, reaching 17.72-21.65 in (45-55 cm) in length, rarely 27.56 in (70 cm), and weighing up to 8.82 lb (4.00...

Longnose dace
2007-04-10 16:52:04

The Longnose dace is found in muddy and warm, clear and cold, streams and lakes. The largest Longnose dace are about 6 inches long. They are well-adapted for living on the bottom of fast-flowing streams among the stones. Longnose dace eat mostly immature aquatic insects. They are important forage minnows for larger predatory fish.

Loach minnow
2007-04-10 16:50:35

The Loach minnow (Rhinichthys cobitis) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes. It is common in streams and small rivers throughout the Gila River and San Pedro River systems in Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora. The species is of drab coloration and unremarkable appearance, and reaches a maximum overall length of 2.36 in (6...

2007-04-10 16:48:24

The Squawfish, or Pikeminnows, are a genus Ptychocheilus of cyprinid fish, consisting of four species native to western North America. Voracious predators, they are considered an "undesirable" species in many waters. This is largely due to the species' predatorial habits towards small trout and salmon. The Colorado Pikeminnow is the largest member of the family, averaging 4 - 9 pounds in...

2007-04-10 16:43:12

The Woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus) is a species of minnow endemic to the Virgin River of the southwestern United States. It is a slender, silvery minnow, with a flattened head and belly, long snout, leathery skin, and no scales. There are barbels on the corners of its lips, and its common name likely comes from the first spinous ray of its dorsal fin, which is sharp-pointed. Its maximum...

Eurasian minnow
2007-04-10 16:40:33

The Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes, and is the type species of genus Phoxinus. It is ubiquitous throughout much of Eurasia, from Britain and Spain to eastern Siberia, predominantly in cold 53.6- 68°F (12"“20°C) streams and well-oxygenated lakes and ponds. It is noted for...

Golden shiner
2007-04-10 16:39:10

The Golden shiner, Notemigonus crysoleucas, is a cyprinid fish native to eastern North America and introduced throughout the continent. It is the sole member of its genus. The golden shiner's back is a green to olive shade, and the belly a silvery white, but its golden or silvery sides are its most noticeable feature. There may be a faint dusky stripe along the sides as well, and the lateral...

2007-04-10 16:36:28

The Ide or Orfe, Leuciscus idus, is a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae found across northern Europe and Asia. It occurs in larger rivers, ponds, and lakes, typically in schools. The body has a typical cyprinid shape and generally silvery appearance, while all the fins are red in varying degrees, particular in the "Golden Ide" or "Golden Orfe" variety. Ides are predators, eating...

Common Dace
2007-04-10 16:35:08

The Common Dace (Leuciscus leuciscus) is a freshwater or brackish fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, also known as the Dare or the Dart. It is an inhabitant of the rivers and streams of Europe north of the Alps as well as in Asia, but it is most abundant in those of France and Germany, as well as having spread to Ireland where it is used as a bait fish. It will grow to a maximum length of...

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