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Set B7 - Freshwater Fish - card information

4. Crucian Carp
(Carassius carassius)

4. Crucian Carp

Found mostly in Eastern and South-Eastern English still waters. It is olive-brown, deeper and thicker than the Common Carp, from which it can be distinguished by its long, convex dorsal fin, highest in the middle, and by having no barbels. The short anal fin and the long dorsal are the most obvious differences from the Bream. A variety of this fish, called the Prussian Carp, is often found in garden ponds. The Crucian is not as large as the Common Carp, and the biggest specimen angled* weighed 4 lbs. 11 oz.
*up to 1958.