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THE BONES

alligator gar (head)
almaco jack
atlantic cutlassfish
barracuda (great)
bass (largemouth)
bigeye emperor
big eye (atlantic)
black sea bass
bluegill
blue runner
bone fish
butterflyfish (reef)
butterflyfish (spotfin)
cabezon
carp (common)
clown knifefish
cornetfish (blue-spotted)
dolphinfish
drum (red)
flounder (southern)
flyingfish (atlantic)
graysby
grouper (red)
grunt (blue striped)
hog wrasse
lionfish (red)
little tunny
lookdown
moray eel (purplemouth)
needlefish (atlantic)
parrotfish (rainbow)
payara
permit
pigfish
pinfish
piranha (red-bellied)
pompano (florida)
pompano (african)
porgy (littlehead)
porgy (whitebone)
rock beauty
sailfish
salmon (coho)
sargo
scorpionfish (spotted)
Sea Robin
Sea Trout (spotted)
sheepshead
sheepshead (california)
snapper (cubera)
snapper (gray)
snapper (lane)
snapper (mutton)
snapper (ruby)
snapper (silk)
snapper (vermillion )
snapper (yellowtail)
snook
spadefish (atlantic)
squirrelfish
striped bass
tilapia
tilefish (sand)
tomtate
triggerfish (gray)
triggerfish (ocean)
triggerfish (queen)
tripletail (atlantic)
walleye

 

Common Carp

Latin Name:  Cyprinus carpio carpio

General Size:  24" x 9"

The common carp is, as the name implies, a very common fish to find in freshwater systems all over the world. In many places these fish are an unwelcome introduction to the habitat and often out-compete other native species. These omnivores are found in the family Cyprinidae along with the carps and minnows. Due to their wide range of food sources and their temperature tolerance (37 to 90 degrees F) carp have been successful in many freshwater bodies of water (and some brackish systems) including those that freeze over in the winter. The edible fish may reach sizes of up to 88 pounds and aged to 38 years. Though these fish have small mouths and no teeth they do have at least one defense mechanism in the form of two primary dorsal and anal spines armed with large, jagged points that curve backwards.

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