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Crossocheilus oblongus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Labeoninae
Genus: Crossocheilus
Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1823

Crossocheilus is a genus of fish in the family Cyprinidae. It is distributed in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in Asia.[1] These fish occur in several types of habitat, often fast-flowing rivers with rocky bottoms.[2]


There are currently 11 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Crossocheilus in FishBase. January 2016 version.
  2. ^ a b Kottelat, M. & Tan, H.H. (2011): Crossocheilus elegans, a new species of fish from northern Borneo (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59 (2): 195-199.
  3. ^ Tan, H.H. & Kottelat, M. (2009): The fishes of the Batang Hari drainage, Sumatra, with description of six new species. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 20 (1): 13-69.