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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae Minnows or carps
Subfamily: Xenocyprinae
Genus: Hypophthalmichthys

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Max. Length 54.5 cm SL

 
Hypophthalmichthys harmandi
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Asia
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes, 1844)

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Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
[Silver carp]



Asia
Max. Length 146 cm SL
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Khoo, W.L.
 
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
[Bighead carp]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hypophthalmichthys harmandi Asia 54.5 SL 1884
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Silver carp Asia 120 TL 1844
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis Bighead carp Asia 146 SL 1845



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