Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Actinopterygii > Order Cypriniformes > Family Cyprinidae > Genus Hypophthalmichthys

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes, 1844)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HypophthalmichthysBleeker, 1860accepted genus name
Aristichthys Oshima, 1919 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: ballëgjeri i bardhë sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Danish: sølvkarpe sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: zilverkarper sources: Nijssen, H.; de Groot, S.J. (1987). De vissen van Nederland: systematische indeling, historisch overzicht, het ontstaan van de viskweek, uitheemse vissoorten, determineersleutels, beschrijvingen, afbeeldingen, literatuur, van alle in Nederlandse wateren voor komende zee- en zoetwatervissoorten [Fishes of the Netherlands: systematic classification, historical overview, origins of fish culture, non-indigenous species, determination keys, descriptions, drawings, literature references on all marine and freshwater fish species living in Dutch waters]. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-006-1. 224 pp.
 Russian: Толстолобик белый sources: A.Boltachev & E. Karpova, IBSS NAS Ukraine
 Spanish, Castillian: carpa plateada sources: Nelson, J.S.; Crossman, E.J.; Espinosa-Pérez, H.; Findley, L.T.; Gilbert, C.R.; Lea, R.N.; Williams, J.D. (2004). Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada and Mexico Special Publication. American Fisheries Society, 29 American Fisheries Society: Bethesda. ISBN 1-888569-61-1. 386 + CD-Rom pp.
 Swedish: silverkarp sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Товстолоб білий


original description

Cuvier, G.; Valenciennes, A. (1844). Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome dix-septième. Suite du livre dix-huitième. Cyprinoïdes. v. 17, pp i-xxiii + 1-497 + 2 pp., Pls. 487-519.

basis of record

Eschmeyer, W.: Catalog of fishes; California Academy of Sciences, department Ichtyology.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (47 publications)
Barcode of Life (15 barcodes)
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
GenBank (1049 nucleotides; 426 proteins)


Bailly, N. (2014). Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes, 1844). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:154319




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not marine, not brackish, fresh, not terrestrial


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