New content, Carp & Loach, is now available on the special website “Fish of the Month (FoM)*” of the Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University.


Carp and loach are easily differentiated by morphology, but they are members of the same order, the Cypriniformes. In the order Cypriniformes, there are two families: Cyprinidae and Cobitidae. Interestingly, clonal reproduction is observed in crucian carp in Cyprinidae and dojo loach in Cobitidae.


Why, and how, does clonal reproduction occur in those fish? They are proud to introduce new research by fish biologists in Hokkaido University, who have been trying to solve this mystery in the coming breeding season for both crucian carp and dojo loach.


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Please click here to see the content, Carp & Loach.