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Nature Conservation
Fishes - Carp

Catalogue Number:  159
Stamp Design:  Dušan Kállay
Stamp Engraving:  Josef Herčík
Date of Issue:  September 7, 1998
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague
Print Technology:  Rotary-recess printing combined with offset
Print Run:  147,200
FDC Design:  Dušan Kállay
FDC Engraving:  Josef Herčík
Cancellation Design:  Dušan Kállay
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10,000

Carp (the wild Danubian form - sazan) occurs in tributaries of the Mediterranean, Black, Caspian and Aral Seas. It inhabits slightly - to - medium flowing rivers. In Slovakia it occured in the rivers Danube and Tisa and also in the lower parts of their larger tributaries.

Thanks to Ancient Romans, who started to grow carps in special ponds, the Danubian carps spread to new aquatoriums. More then one thousand years of carp culture resulted in the rise of newpond carp form, which differs from the original wild carp by deeper body and ability to survive in stagnant waters. The wild Danubian form of carp is protected by law.

FDC: Sturgeon - the smallest acipenserid
Stamp: Barbel

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