Species: Koi (Cyprinus rubrofuscus)
Date: November 24, 2017
This was an interesting one. I caught several Koi on my trip to Arizona in 2017, but at the time, I didn’t realize they were a separate species from Common Carp; I just assumed they were an ornamental variety like Mirror or Leather Carp. In fact, I was wrong.
Though the story I wrote reinforces my dated notion of their speciation at the time of publication, it is still entertaining, so enjoy it by clicking this link.