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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Acheilognathinae
Genus: Tanakia
D. S. Jordan & W. F. Thompson, 1914
Type species
Rhodeus oryzae Jordan & Seale, 1906

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Tanakia is a genus of cyprinid fish, consisting of five species that occurs in Eastern Asia. The type species is the Rhodeus oryzae.


There are currently 4 species of this genus:


  1. ^ Kim, D., Jeon, H. B. Suk, H. Y. (2014): Tanakia latimarginata, a new species of bitterling from the Nakdong River, South Korea (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 25 (1): 59-68.