Species catalogue

Goldfish

Order Cypriniformes
Family Cyprinidae

Freshwater fish with regularly ossified skeleton. The size of the head is relatively large compared to the size of the body. The small terminal mouth has no sensory chins. Its dorsal fin is elongated and smoothly concave. The color varies in the wild forms between a brownish-greenish and golden tone, existing forms with colors and striking aspects used as ornamentals.

Characteristics
FAO code
CGO
Specie
Carassius auratus
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 1: Africa - Inland waters
  • Area 2: America, North - Inland waters
  • Area 3: America, South - Inland waters
  • Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
  • Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
  • Area 6: Oceania - Inland waters
International denominations
Germany Goldfisch
China
France Poisson rouge
Italy Ciprino dorato
Portugal Peixe encarnado
United Kingdom Goldfish
Japan Kingyo
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Aquaculture

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