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

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Winter, T.J.

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

Photo by Winter, T.J.
 
Carassius auratus
[Goldfish]

Photo by Busse, K.

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

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Asia
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.

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

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

 
Carassius praecipuus
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6 Species of Family Cyprinidae with Genus Carassius
(Minnows or carps)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Carassius auratus Goldfish Asia 48 TL
1758 Carassius carassius Crucian carp Eurasia 64 TL
1846 Carassius cuvieri Japanese white crucian carp Asia 35 SL
1782 Carassius gibelio Prussian carp Europe and Asia 46.6 TL
1846 Carassius langsdorfii Asia 39 TL
2017 Carassius praecipuus Asia 6.2 SL



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