Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Cyprinus > Species: Cyprinus carpio carpio

Aischgrund carp - Cyprinus carpio carpio Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Valid parent species Cyprinus carpio
Natura 2000 species code 5618

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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.


Least Concern


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
Adi pullu Turkish Fishbase
Aischgrund carp English Fishbase
Carban Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Carpa Italian Fishbase
Carpa Portuguese Fishbase
Carpa Spanish Fishbase
Carpat French Fishbase
Carpe French Fishbase
Carpe commune French Fishbase
Carpeau French Fishbase
Carpo French Fishbase
Ciortan Romanian Fishbase
Ciortanica Romanian Fishbase
Ciortocrap Romanian Fishbase
Ciuciulean Romanian Fishbase
Crap Romanian Fishbase
Crapcean Romanian Fishbase
Cyprinos Greek Fishbase
Escarpo French Fishbase
Kapr obecný Czech Fishbase
Karp Polish Fishbase
Karp Russian Fishbase
Karp Swedish Fishbase
Karp Ukrainian Fishbase
Karp dziki a. sazan Polish Fishbase
Karpar Icelandic Fishbase
Karpe Danish Fishbase
Karpe Norwegian Fishbase
Karpen German Fishbase
Karper Dutch Fishbase
Karpf French Fishbase
Karpfen German Fishbase
Karppi Finnish Fishbase
Kerpaille French Fishbase
Kerpe French Fishbase
Kerpen French Fishbase
Korop Ukrainian Fishbase
Krap Macedonian Fishbase
Krapi Albanian Fishbase
Kyprínos Greek Fishbase
Læderkarpe Danish Fishbase
Mirror carp English Fishbase
Olocari Romanian Fishbase
Ponty Hungarian Fishbase
Saran Romanian Fishbase
Saran Serbian Fishbase
Sazan Russian Fishbase
Sazan baligi Turkish Fishbase
Sharan Bulgarian Fishbase
Skælkarpe Danish Fishbase
Spejlkarpe Danish Fishbase
Sulari Romanian Fishbase
Suloi Romanian Fishbase
Tarama Greek Fishbase
Ulucari Romanian Fishbase
Weißfische German Fishbase
Wild carp English Fishbase
Wild common carp English Fishbase
Zuchtform zierkarpfen (Koi) German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cyprinus cirrosus Schaeffer, 1760
Cyprinus nudus Bloch, 1784
Cyprinus alepidotus Bloch, 1784
Cyprinus regius Nau, 1791
Cyprinus rex Walbaum, 1792
Cyprinus macrolepidotus Meidinger, 1794
Cyprinus specularis Lacepède, 1803
Cyprinus coriaceus Lacepède, 1803
Cyprinus viridescens Lacepède, 1803
Cyprinus rondeletii Shaw, 1804
Cyprinus regina Bonaparte, 1836
Cyprinus hungaricus Heckel, 1836
Cyprinus elatus Bonaparte,1836
Cyprinus nordmannii Valenciennes, 1842
Cyprinus angulatus Heckel, 1843
Cyprinus thermalis Heckel, 1843
Cyprinus festetitzii Bonaparte, 1845
Carpio vulgaris Rapp, 1854
Cyprinus bithynicus Richardson, 1856
Cyprinus acuminatus Heckel & Kner, 1858
Rex cyprinorum Bloch, 1782
Cyprinus carpio caspius Walbaum, 1792
Cyprinus macrolepidotus Hartmann, 1827
Cyprinus carpio lacustris Fitzinger, 1832
Cyprinus carpio gibbosus Kessler, 1856
Cyprinus carpio elongatus Walecki, 1863
Cyprinus carpio monstrosus Walecki, 1863
Cyprinus carpio oblongus Antipa, 1909
Cyprinus carpio anatolicus Hankó, 1924
Cyprinus carpio fluviatilis Pravdin, 1945
Carpio flavipinna (Valenciennes, 1842)
Cyprinus acuminatus Richardson, 1846
Cyprinus atrovirens Richardson, 1846
Cyprinus chinensis Basilewsky, 1855
Cyprinus conirostris Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
Cyprinus flamm Richardson, 1846
Cyprinus haematopterus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
Cyprinus melanotus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
Cyprinus nigroauratus Lacepède, 1803
Cyprinus sculponeatus Richardson, 1846
Cyprinus tossicole Elera, 1895
Cyprinus viridiviolaceus Lacepède, 1803
Cyprinus vittatus Valenciennes, 1842
Cyprinus rexcyprinorum Bloch, 1782
Cyprinus carpio caspicus Walbaum, 1792
Carpio carpio gibbosus (Kessler, 1856)
Cyprinus carpio aralensis Spiczakow, 1935
Cyprinus carpio brevicirri Misik, 1958
Cyprinus carpio longicirri Misik, 1958
Cyprinus carpio specularis Lacepède, 1803
Cyprinus fossicola Richardson, 1846

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External data

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