SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=122) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Cypriniformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Carassius') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Cyprininae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae Minnows or carps
Subfamily: Cyprininae
Genus: Carassius

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Photo by Winter, T.J.

Max. Length 48 cm TL
Carassius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Winter, T.J.
Carassius auratus

Photo by Busse, K.

Max. Length 64 cm TL
Carassius carassius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Busse, K.
Carassius carassius
[Crucian carp]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Max. Length 35 cm SL
Carassius cuvieri Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Photo by Shao, K.T.
Carassius cuvieri
[Japanese white crucian carp]

Photo by Jawad, L.A.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 46.6 cm TL
Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782)

Photo by Jawad, L.A.
Carassius gibelio
[Prussian carp]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Max. Length 39 cm TL
Carassius langsdorfii Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Photo by Suzuki, T.
Carassius langsdorfii
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Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

Carassius praecipuus

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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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