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The Introduction and Distribution of the Carp, Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus, in Australia

KD Shearer and JC Mulley

Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 29(5) 551 - 563
Published: 1978


The introduction and distribution of the carp, C. carpio, in Australia are examined. Historical reports, standard taxonomic techniques, and rote in electrophoresis indicate that at least three distinct populations of carp exist in Australia and that one population has hybridized with the goldfish Carassius auratus.

© CSIRO 1978

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