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White Cloud Mountain minnow
(T. albonubes)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Tanichthys
S. Y. Lin, 1932

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Tanichthys is a genus of freshwater fish in the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes. They are native to rivers and streams in China and Vietnam. Until recently, the type species, T. albonubes, was the only one known. In 2001, however, Freyhof and Herder described a new and very similar species, T. micagemmae, from the Ben Hai River in Vietnam and V. H. Nguyen & S. V. Ngô described a third species from Vietnam.

The name Tanichthys comes from the name of the Chinese Boy Scout leader, Tan, who discovered the first specimen.