Synonyms: Leuciscus idella: Valencienues, 1844. Ctenopharyngodon idellus: (Valenciennes, 1844). Common name: Grass carp (English name) Bangla name: Grass carp Taxonomic position: Phylum: Chordata Class: Osteichthyes Order: Cypriniformes Family: Cyprinidae Sub family: Cyprininae Genus: Ctenopharyngodon Species: C. idellus
Grass carp [Ctenopharyngodon idella] is naturally inhabitant in China and Eastern Siberia specially Amur river system. In 1966 and 1979, this carp is introduced to Bangladesh from Hong Kong and Japan orderly for weed control and aquaculture purpose (Rahman, 2005).