Zacco (fish)

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Zacco
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Pale Chub (Z. platypus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Zacco
D. S. Jordan & Evermann, 1902
Species

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Zacco is a small genus of ray-finned fishes in the family Cyprinidae. They are found in freshwater habitats in China and northern Vietnam. The generic name Zacco derives from the Japanese Zako 雑魚 (Coarse fish).

Species[edit]

The following species are currently placed in the genus:[1]

Other species formerly placed here are now in Candidia, Nipponocypris, Opsariichthys and Parazacco.[citation needed]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ FishBase [2011]
  2. ^ Fishbase: Valid names, 2016

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