Black Carp

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Black Carp

 

(Mylopharyngodon piceus), a species of fish of the family Cyprinidae. The black carp reaches a length of 120 cm and a weight of 30 kg or greater. The body and fins are almost black, but the abdomen is lighter in coloration. The black carp is distributed from the Amur River southward to South China; it is sparse in the Amur basin. The fish feeds mainly on gastropod mollusks. Spawning occurs in June and July, with each female producing about 1 million floating roe. Sexual maturity is attained in seven to nine years. The black carp is a valuable commercial fish; it is being acclimatized in waters of the southern USSR. The fish is raised at pond fisheries.

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molitrix and black carp Mylopharyngodon piceus; Yi et al, 1988) are now well established in the U.S.
Biological control of aquatic pest snails by the black carp Mylopharyngodon piceus. Biological Control, 22:131-138.
For the method of oral administration, the recovery time to normal level was 5 h in carp (Cyprinus carpio) (Furuichi and Yone, 1981), about 6 h in grouper (Epinephelus coioides) (Yang et al., 2012), about 10 h in grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) (Huang et al., 2005), nearly 10 h in black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) at low dose of glucose (420 mg/kg body weight), more than 10 h in black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) at high dose of glucose (1370 mg/kg body weight) (Huang et al., 2005).
Comparative research on glucose tolerance between black carp Mylopharyngodon piceus and grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idellus.
Modeling artificial reproduction of black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) in Hai Phong.
Other fish species such as Mylopharyngodon piceus and more recently Heterotis niloticus have been reported to feed widely on gastropod mollusks [18].
Effect of dietary fish oil replacement by rapeseed oil on the growth, fatty acid composition and serum non-specific immunity response of fingerling black carp, Mylopharyngodon piceus. Aquacult.
37,459 (July 10, 2007); Injurious Wildlife Species; Black Carp (mylopharyngodon piceus), 72 Fed.
The most recent escaped Asian carp is the black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus), which was brought to the U.S.
It is more likely that they were the young of other carps, such as the grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idellus (Valenciennes, 1844), the silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes, 1844), the bighead carp Aristichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845), and the black carp Mylopharyngodon piceus (Richardson, 1846), of which, some are true riverine pelagic spawners and cannot be bred in pond or rice paddy conditions." Furthermore, no domesticated forms of common carp, like the mirror or leather, or even the high-bodied forms (Pokorny et al., 1995), were ever reported from China prior to known introductions from Europe (Wohlfarth, 1986).
Centrocestus formosanus was first recorded in 1985 as metacercariae in fry of the first generation of black carp Mylopharyngodon piceus imported from China and subsequently in other fish from a farm in central Mexico.
Centrocestus formosanus was first reported from Mexico by L[acute{o}]pez-Jim[acute{e}]nez (1987) as metacercariae encysted on the gills of the introduced cyprinid, the black carp Mylopharyngodon piceus, and other fish from a fish farm in central Mexico.