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grass carp

n.
A large silvery cyprinid fish (Ctenopharyngodon idella) native to Siberia and China that feeds on vegetation and has been widely introduced to control aquatic weeds. Also called white amur.

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n.
a large weed-eating carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella, orig. native to China.
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Supplemental graded level of neutral phytase using pretreatment and spraying methods in the diet of grass carp, Ctenopharyngodon idellus.
Prussian carp Carassius gibelio, stone moroko Pseudorasbora parva, grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella and silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix).
Ctenopharyngodon idella (grass carp) (Characiformes, Cyprinidae), is an herbivorous fish species that feeds on aquatic plants (BILLARD & BERNI, 2004).
Seven species are observed in lentic environment (Micropterus salmoides, Aristichtys nobilis, Carassius auratus, Ctenopharyngodon idella, Cyprinus carpio specularis, Hypophtalmichthys molitrix, Sander lucioperca), four in lotic environment (Alosa Alosa, Alosa fallax, Mugil cephalus, Petromyzon marinus) and five are common to both environments (Anguilla Anguilla, Barbus setivimensis, Cyprinus carpio carpio, Rutilus rutilus, Alburnus alburnus).
Records for Hypophthalmichthys molatrix, Oncorhynchusspecies, and Ctenopharyngodon idella, do not have specific locations but are based on literature and unpublished information.
Key words: Epidemiology; Labeo rohita (Rahu) Sperata sawari (Singharee) Channa marullius (Saul); Ctenopharyngodon idella (Grass Carp) Oncorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow Trout); Hypopthaimichthys molitrix (Silver Carp)
Grass Carp Bighead Carp Scientifiv Ctenopharyngodon Hypophthalmichthys name idella nobilis Average 60-100 cm 60-82 cm (24-32") Length (24-39") Max Length 1.
Three indigenous carp species, Labeo rohita (Hamilton) Catla catla (Hamilton) Cirrhinus mrigala (Hamilton) and two Chinese carps, grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella (Valenceinnes) and silver carp, H.
Cirrhinus mrigala, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Gadusia chapra, Glossogobius spp.