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Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) Model


Realistic 3D-printable Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) model. Exclusively available through Bring it to life with a 3D printer and some paint.

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The Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) is native to lakes and rivers in East Asia, ranging from the Amur Basin, through China, to Vietnam. It is widely cultivated for food and Chinese medicine. The Black Carp can reach up to 1.8 m (5.9 ft) in length and 35 kg (77 lb) in weight. It generally feeds on snails and mussels. The average length is 60–120 cm (23.5–47 in). Black carp, together with bighead, silver, and grass carps, make up the culturally important “four famous domestic fishes” used in polyculture in China for over a thousand years, and known as “Asian carp” in the North America. Black carp are not as widely distributed worldwide as the other three.

The nature of the black carp’s diet has led to its use in the United States in the control of snails in aquaculture. Some state aquaculture laws require the carp to be bred sterile, thus minimizing the potential for the fish to escape and create self-sustaining populations.


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