Common cairp

(Reguidit frae Cyprinus carpio)

The common cairp, European cairp or simply cairp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwatter fish o eutrophic watters in lochs an lairge rivers in Europe an Asie.[2][3] The native wild populations are conseedert vulnerable tae extinction bi the IUCN,[1] but the species haes an aa been domesticatit an introduced intae environs warldwide, an is eften conseedert a destructive invasive species,[2] bein includit in the leet o the warld's 100 warst invasive species. It gies its name tae the cairp faimily Cyprinidae.

Common cairp
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Faimily: Cyprinidae
Genus: Cyprinus
Species: C. carpio
Binomial name
Cyprinus carpio


  1. a b Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. (2008). "Cyprinus carpio". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 6 Apryle 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. a b Fishbase: Cyprinus carpio carpio Linnaeus, 1758
  3. Arkive: Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) Archived 2010-01-01 at the Wayback Machine