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Acheilognathus rhombeus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Acheilognathinae
Genus: Acheilognathus
Bleeker, 1860
Type species
Capoeta rhombea

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".


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.


There are currently 41 recognized species in this genus:[1][2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, 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. doi:10.15625/0866-7160/v35n1.2933.