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common carp


Eastern Europe


Common carp are gold/olive in color with large scales. Two barbels or "whiskers" hang from the rear of the upper lip.


These fish are highly adaptive, prolific spawners, and quickly outgrow potential controls by predation. Adults are known to uproot vegetation and drastically reduce water clarity.

Range Expansion:

Common carp are spread by migrating in connected waterways and can be introduced by anglers mistakenly using juveniles as bait.

South Dakota Distribution:
Common Carp Distribution