Fish of The Carp Family

FISH OF THE CARP FAMILY crossword clue. 7 letters. The Big One, Daily Telegraph Sydney, Wednesday 3 May 2017.

The answer is ROACH. The other is TENCH, ORFE.

Carp are various species of oily freshwater fish from the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish native to Europe and Asia. Carp, along with many of their cyprinid relatives, are popular ornamental aquarium and pond fish.

Goldfish (Carassius auratus) were originally domesticated from the Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio), a dark greyish-brown carp native to Asia. They were first bred for color in China over a thousand years ago. Due to selective breeding, goldfish have been developed into many distinct breeds, and are found in various colors, color patterns, forms and sizes far different from those of the original carp. Goldfish were kept as ornamental fish in China for thousands of years before being introduced to Japan in 1603, and to Europe in 1611.

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