| ||Leuciscus molitrix Valenciennes, 1844: 360 (original description).|
| ||Leuciscus hypophthalmus Richardson (ex Gray), 1845: 139.|
| ||Cephalus mantschuricus Basilewsky, 1855: 235.|
| ||Abramocephalus microlepis Steindachner, 1869: 150.|
| ||Hypophthalmichthys dabryi Guichenot in Bleeker, 1871: 84|
| ||Hypophthalmichthys harmandi Sauvage, 1884: 212.|
| ||Hypophthalmichthys dybowskii Herzenstein in Warpachowski & Herzenstein, 1888: 38.|
|En - Silver carp, Fr - Carpe argentée, Sp - Carpa plateada.|
3Alpha Code: SVC Taxonomic Code: 1400204301|
|Body laterally compressed and deep. Ventral keel extending from isthmus to anus. Head large. Eye small, on ventral side of head.
Dorsal fin with 8 rays; no adipose fin. Anal fin with 13 to 15 rays.
Lateral line with 83 to 125 scales.
|Distributed in the Tone River, Manchuria and Mongolia, Canton, Fuchow, China, Hanoi (Vietnam). Introduced to other parts of the world.|
|Habitat and Biology|
|Requires standing or slow-flowing conditions such as in impoundments or the backwaters of large rivers.Feeds on phytoplankton.|
In its natural range, it migrates upstream to breed; eggs and larvae float downstream to floodplain zones.
An active species well known for its habit of leaping clear of the water when disturbed. Swims just beneath the water surface.
|Attains to 100 cm; max. Weight 50 kg.|
|Interest to Fisheries|
|Utilized fresh for human consumption and also introduced to many countries where its ability to clean reservoirs and other waters of clogging algae is appreciated even more than its food value.The total catch reported for this species to FAO for 1999 was 18 103 t. The countries with the largest catches were Iran (Islamic Rep. of) (14 400 t) and Romania (1 308 t).|
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Tolstolobik biely ,
Tolstolobik bily .|
Carpe argentée .|
Kap perak ,
Tongsan putih .|
Tolpyga biala ,
Toplyga biala .|
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