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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae Minnows or carps
Subfamily: Cyprininae
Genus: Carassius

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Carassius auratus Goldfish Asia 48 TL 1758
Carassius carassius Crucian carp Eurasia 64 TL 1758
Carassius cuvieri Japanese white crucian carp Asia 35 SL 1846
Carassius gibelio Prussian carp Europe and Asia 46.6 TL 1782
Carassius langsdorfii Asia 39 TL 1846
Carassius praecipuus Asia 6.2 SL 2017



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