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Black Carp, Mylopharyngodon piceus (Richardson, 1846)

Black carp: Mylopharyngodon piceus

Black carp: Mylopharyngodon piceus

The black carp was introduced in Bangladesh from China in 1983 by Department of Fisheries (DoF) (Rahman, 2007; Khaleque, 2002; Galib and Mohsin, 2011). It is also known as snail carp (Galib and …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource

Black carp: Mylopharyngodon piceus

Black carp [Mylopharyngodon piceus] inhabits Amur river basin of Eastern Siberia to southern China. In 1983, this carp was introduced to Bangladesh from China for controlling snail and aquaculture purpose (Rahman, 2005).

It is mainly bottom feeder and feeds on snails and aquatic insects and crustaceans in adults and zooplankton, larvae and egg of arthropods in juveniles. Black carp does not spawn in standing water …read more