Long-haired Red Velvet Mite
Eastern Mosquitofish
Dorsal, smaller
European Carp (Cyprinus carpio)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Ray-finned Fish (Actinopterygii)
Order: Minnows (Cypriniformes)
Family: Carp (Cyprinidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: European Carp (Cyprinus carpio)
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Thank you (NJ852) for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Riverland and possibly elsewhere
This one was 4kg, a large fish.
These fish have destroyed the Murray River. Once a clear watered river, it's now murky as these fish filter thru the silt on the river bed looking for food, constantly stirring up the silt.

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)