Grass carp

Catalogue Type
Livestock, Poultry and Fish Breeds Catalogue
Scientific Name
Ctenopharyngodon idella
Distinguishing Characters
Light yellow body, grey-green back, grey abdomen.
Dark green dorsal and pectoral fins, other fins light grey.
Body of adult fish elongate and sub-cylindrical (length 3.5-4.8 times body height) .
Abdomen round with no ridge.
Head is compressed and slightly pointed and mouth terminal.
Inter-orbital broad and ridged.
Eyes small.
Snout blunt and the mouth is terminal, lower jaw shorter than upper jaw.
Gill membrane connected to the isthmus.
The dorsal fin short originates slightly in front of pelvis.
Lateral line is straight with 37-42 large scales.
Gill rakers (21-25 inner) are short and stick-shaped.
Pharyngeal teeth are pectinate.
Photo of Livestock/Poultry/Fish Breed