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Carassius auratus

Biological Category 
Species Type 
Aquatic Vertebrate
LHPrism Status 
Tier 5 - Watch
Key Characteristics 
Goldfish found in the wild will adapt to their surroundings, as reflected by a large number of color variations. They can be orange/gold, silver, olive green or even creamy white
Size can range from 120 mm to 220 mm
Dorsal Fin
Long dorsal fin with 15 to 21 rays

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Impacts of this species 

Feeding habits and ingestion of cyanobacteria can promote harmful algal blooms. Goldfish have also been known to consume the eggs, larvae and adult of native fishes, increase turbidity and deplete native vegetation.