Grass carp

Ctenopharyngodon idella

Ctenopharyngodon idella (Grass carp)
Distribution
Distribution map: Ctenopharyngodon idella (Grass carp)




Habitat
Temperature:
no data found yet
Salinity:
Sfresh water
Photoperiod:
no data found yet
Substrate:
Syes
Trophic level:
not investigated by us yet
Growth
Length:
not investigated by us yet
Weight:
not investigated by us yet
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
Syes
Morphology:
not investigated by us yet
Swimming
Home range:
S0.02 km
Depth:
S0.0-30.0 m
Speed:
not investigated by us yet
Migration:
Spotamodromous
Type:
not investigated by us yet
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
not investigated by us yet
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
Sshoal
Organisation:
not investigated by us yet
Aggression:
no data found yet
Handling
Farming frequency:
5,703,950 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
Syes
Slaughter protocol:
Sprepared

Farming remarks

Ctenopharyngodon idella
Li0  ❘  Po2  ❘  Ce0
FishTalk

Ctenopharyngodon idella is a native Chinese freshwater fish with a widespread distribution and considered one of the four Chinese major carps (among Hypophthalmichthys molitrix, H. nobilis, and Mylopharyngodon piceus). This species has been introduced into more than 50 countries throughout the world for aquatic weed control and aquaculture. In some countries, the Grass carp is an integral part of fish culture and forms an important source of protein for human consumption. Due to its success it is the third most commonly cultured species in the world. However, further research is needed on current farming conditions relating to reproduction without manipulation, aggregation, aggression, stress, and the current harvesting practices. Carp welfare can be improved using extensive culture systems promoting a natural habitat and behaviour of the species.

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