Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Hypophthalmichthys > Species: Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

Silver carp - Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes, 1844)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Near Threatened


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ballgjeri i bardhe Albanian Fishbase
Belyi tolstolob Russian Fishbase
Belyi tolstolobik Russian Fishbase
Byal tolstolob Bulgarian Fishbase
Carpa argentata Italian Fishbase
Carpa-prateada Portuguese Fishbase
Carpe argentée French Fishbase
Crap argintiu Romanian Fishbase
Crap-chinezesc-argintiu Romanian Fishbase
Fehér busa Hungarian Fishbase
Hopeapaksuotsa Finnish Fishbase
Sânger Romanian Fishbase
Silberkarpfen German Fishbase
Silver carp English Fishbase
Silverkarp Swedish Fishbase
Sølvkarpe Norwegian Fishbase
Tolpyga biala Polish Fishbase
Tolstolob German Fishbase
Tolstolobik Russian Fishbase
Toplyga biala Polish Fishbase
Tovstolob zvychajnyi Ukrainian Fishbase
Zilverkarper Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Leuciscus molitrix Valenciennes, 1844
Hypophthalmichthys dabryi Guichenot, 1871
Hypophthalmichthys dybowskii Herzenstein, 1888
Leuciscus hypophthalmus Richardson (ex Gray), 1845
Cephalus mantschuricus Basilewsky, 1855
Abramocephalus microlepis Steindachner, 1869
Hypothalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes, 1844)
Hypothamicthys molitrix (Valenciennes, 1844)
Onychodon mantschuricus Basilewsky, 1872

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Hypophthalmichthys molitrix European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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