Silver Carp

Catalogue Type
Livestock, Poultry and Fish Breeds Catalogue
Scientific Name
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Distinguishing Characters
Body laterally compressed and deep.
Ventral keel extending from isthmus to anus.
Head smaller
Eye small, on ventral side of head.
Upturned mouth without teeth
Large operculum
Minute scales
Gill rakers sponge-like.
Dorsal fin with 8 rays with no adipose fin
Very silvery in color when young and when they get older they fade from a greenish color on the back to silver on the belly.
Have very tiny scales on their body but the head and the opercles are scaleless
They have a large mouth without any teeth in the jaw, but have pharyngeal teeth in single row.
Keel that extends forward past pelvic fin base is its main distinguishing character from Bighead Carp
Photo of Livestock/Poultry/Fish Breed