Carassius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Karaś złocisty – Goldfish


The species is alien in whole area of its occurrence in Poland

Recorded in the wild; casual and non-breeding in the wild

Potentially invasive alien species


Map of occurrence

Areas on the map correspond to pemanent occurrence of the species. Points on the map indicate introduction places and/or single records of the species; they do not always correspond to current presence of the species in a given locality.

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  • NOWAK M., SZCZERBIK P., TATOJ K., POPEK, W. 2008. Non-native freshwater fishes in Poland: an overview AACL Bioflux 1: 173-191. link

Author(s): Krzysztof Tatoj

Life form: Fish

Phylum: Vertebrata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae

Scientific synonyms: Carasius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758); Carassius auratus cantonensis Tchang, 1933; Carassius carassius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758); Carassius chinensis Gronow, 1854; Carassius encobia Bonaparte, 1845; Cyprinus auratus Linnaeus, 1758; Cyprinus langsdorfii Valenciennes, 1842; Cyprinus maillardi Guichenot, 1863; Cyprinus mauritianus Bennett, 1832; Cyprinus thoracatus Valenciennes, 1842; Leuciscus auratus Mauduyt, 1849

Polish synonyms: Karaś chiński; Złota rybka

English synonyms: Crucian carp; Edible goldfish; Gold crucian carp; Golden carp