Carp Cyprinus carpio Length 25-80cm<br />
Carp are introduced to Britain but long-established in lakes and flooded gravel pits across the region. The ancestral form has a golden-olive colour and even-sized scales; so-called Leather and Mirror Carps are variations with variable size or missing scales. All carp feed on bottom-living invertebrates and plants.
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Carp Cyprinus carpio Length 25-80cm
Carp are introduced to Britain but long-established in lakes and flooded gravel pits across the region. The ancestral form has a golden-olive colour and even-sized scales; so-called Leather and Mirror Carps are variations with variable size or missing scales. All carp feed on bottom-living invertebrates and plants.

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