Loading
Skip Navigation Links

Founa in Sri Lanka

Cirrhinus cirrhosus

  Order Cypriniformes
  Family Cyprinidae
  Genus Cirrhinus
  Species C cirrhosus
  Binomial name Cirrhinus cirrhosus
  Local Name Mrigal
  Status not established
  Conservation status
  Description

The Mrigal carp (Cirrhinus cirrhosus or Cirrhinus mrigala) is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Cirrhinus. Native to the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers of the Indian Subcontinent, it is extensively aquafarmed, with 463,520 t harvested in 2008.