"Said to be called so because of the barbs or wattles about its mouth; it is common in the warm and temperate regions of Europe, being abundant in the Rhine, Elbe, and Woser; also in some of the English rivers." — Goodrich, 1859

Barbel

"Said to be called so because of the barbs or wattles about its mouth; it is common in the warm and…

A slender whisker type organ near the mouth of a fish.

Barbel

A slender whisker type organ near the mouth of a fish.

"The Bleak or Blick, <em>L. alburnus</em>, is a well-known, small species, inhabiting many of the rivers of Europe; it is tolerable food, and affords amusement to young fly fishers." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Bleak

"The Bleak or Blick, L. alburnus, is a well-known, small species, inhabiting many of the rivers…

"It is abundant in the larer lakes and quiet rivers of Great Britain and Ireland. It swims in shoals; feeds on worms, with other sift-bodied animals, and some vegetable substances." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Bream

"It is abundant in the larer lakes and quiet rivers of Great Britain and Ireland. It swims in shoals;…

"They are distinguished by a small mouth and powerful teeth, though not set in the jaws. The body is usually compressed, and always clothed with scales, sometimes of very large, some times of very small size; the head is small; the dorsal fun single." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Carp

"They are distinguished by a small mouth and powerful teeth, though not set in the jaws. The body is…

"Carp is a fresh-water fish. It is a native of Asia, but has been extensively introduced into the United States."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Carp

"Carp is a fresh-water fish. It is a native of Asia, but has been extensively introduced into the United…

Carp is a common name for various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish originally from Eurasia and southeast Asia. Carp have long been an important food fish to humans, as well as popular ornamental fishes (see koi and goldfish). As a result, carp have been introduced to various locations, though with mixed results.

Carp

Carp is a common name for various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish…

Carp is a common name for various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish originally from Eurasia and southeast Asia. Some consider all cyprinid fishes carp and the family Cyprinidae itself is often known as the carp family.

Carp

Carp is a common name for various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish…

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Anatomy of the Carp

br: the branchiae, or gill-openings c: the heart f: the liver vn: swimming bladders ci: intestinal canal o:…

"It is ten to forty inches long, and sometimes attains the weight of a hundred pounds; the general color is rich olive-brown above, yellowish-white beneath." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Common Carp

"It is ten to forty inches long, and sometimes attains the weight of a hundred pounds; the general color…

"Carp (Cyprinus carpio). a.-- fore fin; b.-- hind fin; c.-- anal fin; d.-- large barbule. Carp, a genus of soft-finned abdominal fish distinguished by the small mouth, toothless jaws, and gills of three flat rays." -Vaughan, 1906

Common Carp

"Carp (Cyprinus carpio). a.-- fore fin; b.-- hind fin; c.-- anal fin; d.-- large barbule. Carp, a genus…

Fishes are sometimes classed, in accordance with the structure of their scale, into Ctenoid, Ganoid, Cycloid, and Placoid. This illustration is a Cycloid scale of the Carp.

Cycloid Scale of the Carp

Fishes are sometimes classed, in accordance with the structure of their scale, into Ctenoid, Ganoid,…

"The Gold Carp, <em>C. auratus</em>, often called the Gold-fish and silver-fish, as it assumes both colors, is originally from China, the most beautiful species being taken from Lake Che-Kyang." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Gold carp

"The Gold Carp, C. auratus, often called the Gold-fish and silver-fish, as it assumes both…

"Frequents deep places in the quiet parts of steams, sheltering itself usually under a bush or tree that may screen it from view. It feeds on worms or insects in their various stages." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Chub

"Frequents deep places in the quiet parts of steams, sheltering itself usually under a bush or tree…

"Feeds on worms and other soft substances; spawns in June; is six to nine inches long; is used as bait for pike in trolling, on account of its silvery brightness." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Dace

"Feeds on worms and other soft substances; spawns in June; is six to nine inches long; is used as bait…

Fishes are sometimes classed, in accordance with the structure of their scale, into Ctenoid, Ganoid, Cycloid, and Placoid. This illustration is Ganoid scales of Dipterus.

Ganoid Scales of Dipterus

Fishes are sometimes classed, in accordance with the structure of their scale, into Ctenoid, Ganoid,…

"In China and the warmer parts of Japan a fish extremely similar to the Crucian carp of Europe is of very common occurrence in ponds and other still waters. In the wild state its colors do not differ from those of a Crucian carp, and like that fish it is tenacious of life and easily domesticated. Albinos seem to be rather common and as in other fishes, the color of most of these albinos is a bright orange or golden yellow; occasionally even this shade of color is lost, the fish being more or less pure white or silvery." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Goldfish

"In China and the warmer parts of Japan a fish extremely similar to the Crucian carp of Europe is of…

"Is found in the lakes and rivers of some parts of Europe; in its habits and food it resembles the trout, and is fished for with artificial flies." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Graining

"Is found in the lakes and rivers of some parts of Europe; in its habits and food it resembles the trout,…

"Common in Europe, and is found in streams which flow over gravelly soil. It swims in shoals, feeds on worms, aquatic insects, and their larvae, and mollscuous animals." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Gudgeon

"Common in Europe, and is found in streams which flow over gravelly soil. It swims in shoals, feeds…

"The fish banners are hollow so that the wind ma fill them, causing fish to rise and fall as the breeze comes and goes...The fish used on this eventful day are the famous carp, which the natives call koi, the unconquerable." -Beard, 1906

Paper koi birthday pole

"The fish banners are hollow so that the wind ma fill them, causing fish to rise and fall as the breeze…

"The Japanese carp stands for good cheer, indomitable will, perseverance, and fortitude, and it is used to impress these virtues upon the boys, but all the good qualities named are fully as necessary for girls even though the Japanese do not mention the fact, but girls are not forgotten." -Beard 1906

Paper koi

"The Japanese carp stands for good cheer, indomitable will, perseverance, and fortitude, and it is used…

"It spawns in March or April, delights in small, shallow, clear streams, and has the habit of lurking under stones. It is noted for having six barbules about the mouth." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Loach

"It spawns in March or April, delights in small, shallow, clear streams, and has the habit of lurking…

"Is a very common fish in Europe; it is of brilliant colors, and very tenacious of life; it feeds on worms, molluscuous animals, insects, and some vegetable matters." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Redeye

"Is a very common fish in Europe; it is of brilliant colors, and very tenacious of life; it feeds on…

"The Roach, <em>L. rutilus</em>, is abundant in the rivers of the temperate parts of Europe. It attains the weight of one to two pounds." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Roach

"The Roach, L. rutilus, is abundant in the rivers of the temperate parts of Europe. It attains…

"The Azurine or Blue Roach, <em>L. ceruleus</em>, is a small fish, seldom exceeding a pound in weight; the flesh is firm, and of good flavour." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Blue Roach

"The Azurine or Blue Roach, L. ceruleus, is a small fish, seldom exceeding a pound in weight;…

A fish of the carp family, having the back of an olive color; the sides and belly yellow, marked with red; the ventral and anal fins and tail of a deep-red color.

Rudd

A fish of the carp family, having the back of an olive color; the sides and belly yellow, marked with…

"Found in most Europes lakes in rivers. It is exceedingly tenacious of life; loves foul and weedy water; thrives even where the mud is of an intolerably fetid odor, and so black as to color the fish with its own inky hue." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Tench

"Found in most Europes lakes in rivers. It is exceedingly tenacious of life; loves foul and weedy water;…