A carp of a variety that lacks scales.
- Since the genes that control scale vs no scale in carp are not absolute, it is very possible that a genetic leather carp could have an odd scale or three.
- Although the average size of the common, mirror, ghost and leather carp in the lakes varies between 5lb and 6lb there are plenty of larger fish with the biggest running to 20 lb.
- Thirty-five of the 36 farms investigated were found to have trout contaminated with the substance while the remaining one had leather carp laced with the toxin.
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Syllabification: leath·er carp
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