Leather Carp



This fish can reach lengths of around 1.2m.

Habitat and Distribution

These fish can be found almost all around the world where they have been released in to fisheries and also public water ways due to their huge popularity amongst fishermen.


The average lifespan of these fish seems to be around 20 years however 40 to 50 year old specimens have been recorded.


The majority of the diet of this fish is made up of insects, crustaceans, fish spawn, small fish and aquatic vegetation.

Groups and Breeding

These fish breed by the females releasing her eggs in to the water which she inhabits which the males will then fertilise these eggs by releasing their sperm in to the water in the same area.