Acheilognathus

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Acheilognathus
Acheilognathus somjinensis.jpg
Acheilognathus somjinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Superfamily: Cyprinioidea
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Acheilognathinae
Genus: Acheilognathus
Bleeker, 1860
Type species
Capoeta rhombea
Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Acheilognathus is a genus of cyprinid fish native to Asia. The name is derived from the Greek a, meaning "without", the Greek cheilos, meaning "lip", and the Greek gnathos, meaning "jaw".

Morphology[edit]

Fishes of this genus have length from 5 to 27 cm. They are small and the shape is likely to the fishes of genus Puntius.

Species[edit]

There are currently 42 recognized species in this genus:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Acheilognathus in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ a b Nguyen Huu Duc, Tran Duc Hau & Ta Thi Thuy (2013): A new species of genus Acheilognathus, Bleeker, 1895 from the Tien Yen river, Vietnam. Vietnam Journal of Biology, 35 (1): 18-22.