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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Acheilognathinae
Genus: Tanakia
D. S. Jordan & W. F. Thompson, 1914
Type species
Tanakia limbata Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

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Tanakia is a genus of cyprinid fish, consisting of five species that occurs in Eastern Asia. The type species is the Tanakia limbata.


There are currently 8 species of this genus:[1][2]


  1. ^ "Tanakia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 25 May 2007. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Tanakia in FishBase. October 2011 version.
  3. ^ Kim, D., Jeon, H. B. Suk, H. Y. (2014): Tanakia latimarginata, a new species of bitterling from the Nakdong River, South Korea (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 25 (1): 59-68.