Cyprinus carpio (Common Carp)
Size: Reach lengths 120 cm and 40kg. Large scales of bronze to olive in colour above and paler below, forked tail and two pairs barbles on either side of a fleshy lipped mouth. Forked tail. Reduced scaled “Mirror Carp” and scaleless” Leather Carp” varieties occur in the wild. Dorsal and anal fin has a hard serrated front spine. Note that goldfish-carp hybrids do occur with one pair of barbles at the mouth.
Location: Found throughout many parts of the CNM region.
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MapsCotter Reserve Gungahlin Pond Jerrabomberra Wetlands Kambah Pool Lake Ginninderra Molonglo Gorge Point Hut to Tharwa Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Stranger Pond Umbagong District Park Upper Stranger Pond Urambi Hills
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