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Carp silver

Carp silver


Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Body laterally compressed and deep. Head large, small eyes towards the ventral side. Lateral lines visible. Mostly found in the Asian countries. Found in freshwater and brackish water lakes.Silver carp are easily frightened by boats can jump into the air as high as 2 meters

Guarathi - Carp
Kannada - Bellimeenu
Telugu - Vendigandi
Tamil - Vellikkendai

They have white flesh, many small bones visible in the meat. Good to remove dark meat at the midlateral section.


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