Leuciscinae

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Leuciscinae
Notropis stramineus.jpg
Notropis stramineus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Infraclass: Teleostei
Superorder: Ostariophysi
Order: Cypriniformes
Superfamily: Cyprinioidea
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae

Leuciscinae, commonly known as true minnows, are a large subfamily of the freshwater fish family Cyprinidae.[1]

Smaller fish in Leuciscinae are known as minnows. However, the term minnow is also used as an unspecific term for tiny freshwater and saltwater fish, especially those used as fishing bait.

Genera of Leuciscinae[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taxonomic information