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Common Carp

Common Carp

Cyprinus carpio

Common Carp lives in lakes and rivers with silt bottoms or thick submerged aquatic vegetation. It is a generalist and tolerant of degraded conditions. Carp is well established as a non-native in lowland areas of all watersheds but is not present in higher elevation lakes.

Fish atlas map for Commonn Carp.