Carassius auratus

Carassius auratus
Goldfish – Carassius auratus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CyprinidaeCarassius auratusLinnaeus 1758 Goldfish

Carassius auratus

Unique Characters: A large, serrated spine-like ray at front of dorsal and anal fins. Long, low dorsal fin. No barbels. Usually 28-32 lateral line scales.

Similar Species:

Common Carp Cyprinus carpio. Two barbels on either side of upper jaw. Usually 35-39 lateral line scales.

Cyprinus carpio Barbel
Cyprinus carpio Barbel
Cyprinus carpio
Cyprinus carpio – Kaitlin Kovacs, U.S. Geological Survey

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