Some phenotypic parameters of marketable Common carp (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758) reared in the carp farm pools in Kirkuk province of Iraq

Ahmad Imad Mohammed, Marwan Fadhıl, İbrahim Aytekin


Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is one of the most important cultured fish in the world aquaculture industry. The aim of this study was to determine the phenotypic parameters of some body measurements in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758) reared in pools in Kirkuk province of Iraq. In this study, the means of body weight (BW), total length (TL), body depth (BD) and fork length (FL) in common carps were determined as, 2.097±0.034, 45.820±0.242, 14.446±0.240 and   38.040±0.210 for male and 2.050±0.033, 45.850±0.277, 14.120±0.154 and 37.960±0.227 for female (P>0.05), respectively. Besides, condition factor (K) was determined as 2.1829±0.0338 for male and 2.1383±0.0409 for females (P>0.05), respectively.


Cyprinus carpio, Common carp, Body measurements, Condition factor, Phenotypic parameters

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