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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae Minnows or carps
Subfamily: Xenocyprinae


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Max. Length 20.0 cm SL

 
Distoechodon macrophthalmus
[Red-wing fish]



Asia
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Distoechodon tumirostris Peters, 1881

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Distoechodon tumirostris
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Max. Length 54.5 cm SL

 
Hypophthalmichthys harmandi
[]



Asia
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes, 1844)

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Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
[Silver carp]



Asia
Max. Length 146 cm SL
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845)

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Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
[Bighead carp]



Asia
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Plagiognathops microlepis (Bleeker, 1871)

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Plagiognathops microlepis
[Smallscale yellowfin]



Asia
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pseudobrama simoni (Bleeker, 1864)

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Pseudobrama simoni
[]



Asia
Max. Length 35.7 cm SL
Xenocypris davidi Bleeker, 1871

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Xenocypris davidi
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Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Xenocypris fangi
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Max. Length 25.6 cm TL

 
Xenocypris hupeinensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 34.6 cm SL
Xenocypris macrolepis Bleeker, 1871

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Xenocypris macrolepis
[Yellowfin]
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Xenocypris medius
[]



Asia
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Xenocypris yunnanensis Nichols, 1925

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Xenocypris yunnanensis
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13 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Distoechodon macrophthalmus Red-wing fish Asia 20.0 SL 2009
Distoechodon tumirostris Asia 11 TL 1881
Hypophthalmichthys harmandi Asia 54.5 SL 1884
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Silver carp Asia 120 TL 1844
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis Bighead carp Asia 146 SL 1845
Plagiognathops microlepis Smallscale yellowfin Asia 70 TL 1871
Pseudobrama simoni Asia 20 TL 1864
Xenocypris davidi Asia 35.7 SL 1871
Xenocypris fangi Asia 20 TL 1930
Xenocypris hupeinensis Asia 25.6 TL 1964
Xenocypris macrolepis Yellowfin Asia 34.6 SL 1871
Xenocypris medius Asia 1920
Xenocypris yunnanensis Asia 23 TL 1925



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