Scientific name: Cyprinus carpio
The common carp is a very large fish that is popular with anglers due to its size and fighting spirit. It frequents ponds, gravel pits and lakes, but is not native to the UK, being introduced in the Middle Ages.
Weight: up to 30kg
Average Lifespan: 25-50 years
Introduced species. The wild common carp is Listed as Vulnerable on the global IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.