Grass carp

Ctenopharygodon idella

Description:
Grass Carp
Facts:

This member of the carp family has been introduced as a biological control of water plants where it has been moderately successful. It does not readily breed in the UK but there are records of self sustaining populations in some areas. In its native areas it has been known to grow to a size in excess of 100lb.

Introduced:

1960s
Origin:
Siberia and Southern China
Location:
Various still waters in the South of England
Status:
Stable
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