The Gudgeon (Gobio gobio) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family. It is a cyprinid.
The Gudgeon has a long, slender body with a flat, wide head. It is usually greenish-brown with silvery sides. It has a row of 6-12 faint black-grey blotches running lengthwise on the side of its body. Its underbelly is white. Its fins are greyish-white with a brownish tinge. The dorsal (back) fin is pale-brown with small, dark spots. It has a barbel at the corner of each side of its mouth. It has two rows of teeth.
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The Mekong Minnow (Scaphiodonichthys acanthopterus) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family of carps and minnows. It is a cyprinid ray-finned fish.
The Mekong Minnow is silver with red fins and a darker tail fin. The fins of the male become darker red during the breeding season. Its body is elongated and cylindrical.
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The Koi Carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family of carp. Koi Carp are coloured varieties of the Amur Carp. It is a cyprinid fish.
The Koi Carp can be many colours, such as white, black, red, orange, yellow, blue, and cream. It is an oval-shaped fish with medium-to-large fins and tail. It has black eyes. It has short barbels on the corners of its mouth, like whiskers.
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The Straightfin Barb (Enteromius paludinosus) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family of cyprinid fish.
The Straightfin Barb is silver with a golden lateral line or bar across the length of its body. Its body is elongated and cyclindrical. It has a straight dorsal (back) fin. Its fins are translucent (clear).
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The Siamese Flying Fox (Epalzeorhynchus kallopterus) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family.
The Siamese Flying Fox has an elongated, cylindrical body with a brownish-black, horizontal band from its eye to its tail. It also has a thinner, golden-coloured line above and below the black line. It has white and black edges on its fins. Its mouth is slightly forward protruding with two pairs of small barbels (whisker-like structures). It has red eyes.
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What is the difference between the European Carp (Cyprinus carpio) and the Mirror Carp (Cyprinus carpio carpio)?
Both the European Carp (which is also called the Common Carp) and the Mirror Carp are freshwater cyprinid fish.
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The Mirror Carp (Cyprinus carpio carpio) is a freshwater fish. It is related to the Common Carp. It is a cyprinid.
The Mirror Carp is dark-grey with a large body and scales that look like mirrors. The scales are irregular and patchy, and some parts of its body do not have scales. It has a forward protruding mouth with barbels at the side of its lips.
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The Common Roach (Rutilus rutilus) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family of roaches.
The Common Roach is a bluish-silvery fish with a white belly. Its fins are red. It has pale-coloured eyes with a red spot in its iris above and beside its pupil.
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The European Carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a freshwater fish. It is also known as the Common Carp. It is a cyprinid.
The European Carp is dark-grey with a large plump body. It has a forward protruding down-turned mouth with barbels at the side of its light-orange coloured lips.
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The Caspian Shemaya (Alburnus chalcoides) is a common and widespread freshwater cyprinid fish. It is also called the Danube Bleak.
The Caspian Shemaya is an elongated fish with no scales at its posterior end near its tail. It has 18-31 gills. Its long, thin teeth are curved inwards. It is metallic silver with a contrasting olive-green back. Its eyes are bright silver. The dorsal and caudal fins are greyish and its other fins are colourless to whitish.
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The Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii) is a tropical freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family of cyprinid fish.
The Tinfoil Barb is silver, which looks like tin or aluminium foil. All of its fins are red – a red dorsal fin (back fin) with a black patch on the tip, red pectoral fins, red pelvic fins, red bottom fins, and red caudal fins.
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The Red-Line Torpedo Barb (Sahyadria denisonii) is an endangered cyprinid freshwater fish. It is also known as the Denison Barb.
The Red-Line Torpedo Barb has a silver torpedo-shaped body with a horizontal red line from its nose, through its eye, and to the middle of its body. Below the red line is a horizontal black line from its nose to its tail. There is also a red line on its dorsal fin (back fin) and two black spots on its tail.
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The Redeye Labeo (Labeo cylindricus) is a species of freshwater fish from east Africa. It is a cyprinid.
The Redeye Labeo has a cylindrical yellow-green body, with a darker horizontal band along the length of its body. It darkens as it ages, with the colour turning olive-green. It has a protruding nose that has star-shaped tubercles (small lumps) on it. Its mouth is large and its lips are fleshy. Its eyes are red.
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The Pangani Barb (Labeobarbus oxyrhynchus) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family of cyprinid fish.
The Pangani Barb is silver with three black spots along its side. It has rounded black eyes. Its fins are translucent (clear).
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