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Common carp

Common carp
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Cypriniformes
Family:Cyprinidae
Genus:Cyprinus
Species:carpio
Binomial name
Cyprinus carpio

The common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish distantly related to the common goldfish. It gives its name to the carp family Cyprinidae. Koi (錦鯉) are a domesticated ornamental variety developed in Japan and now popular worldwide.



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