Deccan white carp

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Deccan white carp
Cirrhina fulunge Mintern 132.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Cirrhinus
Species: C. fulungee
Binomial name
Cirrhinus fulungee
(Sykes, 1839)

The Deccan white carp (Cirrhinus fulungee) is a species of freshwater cyprinid fish native to India. It is widely distributed across the Deccan plateau, in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.[1]

The species can attain a length of 30 cm. It is used for food but does not support large fisheries. It is often sold in local markets.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dahanukar R (2013) Cirrhinus fulungee IUCN Red List