Abbottina

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Abbottina
Abbottina rivularis by OpenCage.jpg
Abbottina rivularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Gobioninae
Genus: Abbottina
D. S. Jordan & Fowler, 1903

Abbottina is a genus of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinidae, the carps and minnows. They are native to eastern Asia (China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam).[1] The genus was named for the American zoologist James Fisher Abbott, student at Stanford University and later professor of English at Naval Academy Etajima and of zoology at Washington University.[2][3]

Species[edit]

There are currently 6 recognized species in this genus:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, R. and D. Pauly. (Eds.) Abbottina species list. FishBase. 2011.
  2. ^ Jordan, David Starr & H.W.Fowler. A review of the cyprinoid fishes of Japan. 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. volume 26. page 835.[1]
  3. ^ Jordan, David Starr Jordan. Days of a Man. 1922. volume 2. pages 37-38