Green Sage's picture

Common or crucian

Observed: 4th August 2013 By: Green Sage
common or crucian
Description:

has quite a green color when compared to other common carp from the same lake and it has no barbels.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Answer see link

I looked at this but it really requires a very detailed examination lack of mouth barbels is a feature

http://www.crucians.org/html/identification.shtml

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Ray Turner's picture

Probably Common

Hard to tell for sure because of the fingers in the way but I would estimate 38 scales on the lateral line pointing to Common Carp, Crucians have 32-34. The mouth looks quite large and down turned; Crucians should be slightly upturned, bit like a Rudd’s.

Also if there are both species in a lake there are bound to be hybrids as Crucians hybridise very easily. Again similar to Roach/Rudd.

Ray

Ray