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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Opsariichthys
Bleeker, 1863
Type species
Leuciscus uncirostris
Temminck and Schlegel 1846

Opsariichthys is a genus of cyprinid fish[1][2] found in freshwater habitats in China (including Hainan), Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.[3] There are currently 12 described species in the genus.[1][2]


There are 12 species, some with uncertain status:[1][2]

The status of Opsariichthys bea and Opsariichthys hieni are uncertain; the former might belong to the genus Parazacco and the latter to Rasbora.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Opsariichthys in FishBase. October 2016 version.
  2. ^ a b c d Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke; R. van der Laan, eds. (1 March 2017). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Huynh, Thien Quang; Chen, I-Shiung (2013). "A new species of cyprinid fish of genus Opsariichthys from Ky Cung – Bang Giang river basin, northern Vietnam with notes on the taxonomic status of the genus from Northern Vietnam and Southern China" (PDF). 21 (Suppl.): 135–145. doi:10.6119/JMST-013-1219-12.