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Water flea

Water flea

European perch

European perch

Alpine bullhead

Alpine bullhead

Three-spined stickleback

Three-spined stickleback

Swan mussel

Swan mussel

Goldfish

Goldfish

Oriental carp

Oriental carp

Belica

Belica

European crayfish

European crayfish

Bitterling

Bitterling

Gudgeon

Gudgeon

Oriental carp

Oriental carp

Facts

LatinCyprinus carpio carpio
Size120 cm
FoodSmall crustaceans, insects, worms and parts of plants
HabitatLakes and rivers
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationNorth America, Europe, Africa and Asia
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A cultivated carp

The colourful Oriental carp, also called koi, has been bred by humans since the 1800s and comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns. It does not live naturally in Danish waterholes, but is released from garden ponds where it is a popular decorative fish.

The world’s most expensive fish

A true carp enthusiast willingly pays high sums for koi with the right patterns and colours. There are examples of unique koi being sold for more than DKK 6 million a piece!


Sturgeon

Danish stream

Under construction

Herrings in the Sound

Boulder reef in the Sound

Stone reefs and jellyfish

Sandy bottom

Eelgrass in the Sound

Faroese bird cliff

Seaotter

Pacific octopus

Japanese spider crab

American lobster