Carp (fish), carpia, Korop, carp (Cypriuns carpio), fish herewith. Cyprinidae (see), characterized by little oblate body covered with large scales, a blunt rounded snout, and 4 thick tendrils and serrated on the rear edge of the third ray of the dorsal and anal fins. Found in rivers throughout Europe, Asia, and divorced in the North. America, also in the Azov, Black and CASP. seas at the mouth of the rivers; reached. length from 30 cm-1 m, rarely up to 1.5 m with a weight of 15-20, and up to 35 pounds. There are several varieties (Royal Hungarian K.). In Europe everywhere is bred in ponds where live 100 to 200 years, and feeds on vegetable and animal food.
Cyprinids (Cyprinidae), a family of bony otkratougolnah (Physostomi) fish. Numerous (up to 2 thousand species) members of this predominantly freshwater family are characterized by the absence of oral teeth, which is to soften food, there are several rows of teeth on ninepatch bones. Common everywhere except Rep. America, Australia and polar regions. Males during the breeding season are the so-called. marriage dress, reflected red or pink coloration. Many are commercial fish; to K. are: carp, carp, gudgeon, roach (roach, roach), tench, nase, bitterling, Sopa, vimba, bleak, Shemaiah, sabrefish. (Encyclopedic dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron).
Carp is the flagship of the family Cyprinidae. But first, we are not talking about him, and about his ancestor — the common carp. This river carp, or carp,is very beautiful. It is covered with unusually large dark Golden-yellow scales, which on the back of it, with a bluish tinge, and the belly lighter; it seems as if the Golden field he is all strewn carnations with copper hats. Continue reading