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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Cyprininae
Rafinesque, 1815

The Cyprininae are one of at least 11 subfamilies of cyprinid fish. It contains three genera in its strictest definition but many more are included depending on which authority is defining it, especially if the Labeobarbinae is not considered to be a valid grouping.

Recognized genera[edit]


  • Phylogeny of the subfamily cyprininae (Pisces: Cyprinidae), Z. Wei, Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 1989
  • Cyprininae, XL Chen, HJ Huang, Monographs of Cyprinidae in China, Shanghai, 1982
  • Cyprininae, YL Luo, PQ Yue, Fauna Sinica. Osteichthyes: Cypriniformes III. Science, 2000