Predatory carp

The predatory carp (Chanodichthys erythropterus), also known as the redfin culter or skygazer, is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Chanodichthys.[1] This East Asian freshwater cyprinid ranges from the Amur River south to Taiwan and the Red River, as well as Lake Buir in Mongolia.[2] It reaches 102 cm (3 ft 4 in) in length and 9 kg (20 lb) in weight.[2]

Predatory carp
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Cultrinae
Genus: Chanodichthys
C. erythropterus
Binomial name
Chanodichthys erythropterus


  1. ^ a b Huckstorf, V. (2012). "Chanodichthys erythropterus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012: e.T166143A1115090. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T166143A1115090.en. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2006). "Chanodichthys erythropterus" in FishBase. April 2006 version.