Georgian bitterling

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Georgian bitterling
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Acheilognathinae
Genus: Rhodeus
R. colchicus
Binomial name
Rhodeus colchicus

The Georgian bitterling (Rhodeus colchicus) is a temperate freshwater fish belonging to the subfamily Acheilognathinae of the family Cyprinidae. It originates in the western portion of the Transcaucasia region of Georgia. It was originally described by Bogutskaya & Komlev in 2001. It reaches a maximum size of 6.8 cm (2.7 in).[2]


  1. ^ Freyhof, J. (2014). "Rhodeus colchicus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T19449294A19849729. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T19449294A19849729.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Rhodeus colchicus" in FishBase. February 2007 version.