Species Details

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Mrigal Carp Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cirrhinus cirrhosus
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers,Lakes,Ponds
Description : This fish has a long, streamlined body with a slightly curved back and belly. Its color can be grayish or greenish on the back and shiny silver on the sides and below. In larger specimens, you might notice a touch of orange on its fins. It's covered in about 40-45 scales along its sides.

For its measurements:

The head is about 21.4% of its length.
The body height is around 28.6% of its length.
The eyes are relatively small, making up about 16.7% of the head.
Now, let's talk about where you can find it and what it eats:

It lives in freshwater, although you might rarely spot it in slightly salty water.
You can find it in various places like ponds, ditches, canals, lakes, and rivers. It usually hangs out near the bottom of the water.
This fish isn't picky; it's a detritus eater, which means it mostly munches on decaying plant matter. But it's open to other food too, like rice bran, wheat bran, and mustard oil cake, especially when it's being raised in aquaculture.
When it's time to make baby fish, this species likes to breed in shallow water during the rainy season. It's a fan of open natural waters and chooses spots with a water depth of about 0.5-1.0 meters.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Zarin Tasnim, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: www.fishbase.in, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Baird, Ian G. ([email protected] ),www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.