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Scardinius erythrophthalmus.jpg
Scardinius erythrophthalmus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Scardinius
Bonaparte, 1837

Rudd Scardinius is a genus of ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family. Locally named the "Rudd" without any further qualifiers. It is also used for particular species, particularly the common rudd (S. erythrophthalmus). Its upturned mouth, allowing him to pick food items such as aquatic parasites from surface water with minimal disturbance.


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