Fish Identification Guide Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Goldfish
Carassius auratus
Illustrations by Joe Tomelleri
Description: Not native to the United States. Resembles common carp by having a long dorsal fin and stout, saw-toothed spine at front of both dorsal and anal fins; however, barbels are absent. Usually loses gold color in the wild. Omnivorous, feeding on much the same animal and plant material as carp.
Family: Minnow (Large)
Type: Baitfish
Range: Statewide


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