The Cyprinidae are a faimily o freshwatter fishes. A memmer o this family is cried a cyprinid. Cyprinids include cairps, the true minnons, an thair relatives (for exemple, the barbs an barbels). The Cyprinidae is for ordinar cried the cairp faimily or minnon faimily.

Temporal range: Eocene - Holocene
The cairp, Cyprinus carpio
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Superfaimily: Cyprinoidea
Faimily: Cyprinidae

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Cyprinidae is the mucklest kent fish faimily an the mucklest vertebrate faimily in general, wi aboot 3,000 livin an extinct species in aboot 370 genera.[1][2] The faimily belangs tae the ostariophysian order Cypriniformes, that the cyprinids mak mair nor twa-thirds o the genera an species.[2][1][3] The faimily name is derived frae the Auncient Greek kyprînos (κυπρῖνος, "cairp").

References eedit

  1. a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). "Cyprinidae" in FishBase. July 2015 version.
  2. a b Eschmeyer, W.N., Fong, J.D. (2015) Species by family/subfamily in the Catalog of Fishes, California Academy of Sciences (retrieved 2 July 2015)
  3. Nelson, Joseph (2006). Fishes of the World. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-25031-7.