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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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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by Winter, T.J.

Asia
Max. Length 32 cm SL
Carassius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Photo by Østergaard, T.

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

Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
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 CAFS

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782)

Photo by CAFS
 
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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5 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 32 SL
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 35 SL
1846 Carassius langsdorfii Asia 39 TL



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