Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic order within the superorder Ostariophysi — the carps and minnows etc.

Etymologies

Cyprinus +‎ -iformes (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Named Danionella dracula, this new minnow is part of the group called Cypriniformes (carp-like fishes), one of the largest orders of fishes and a close relative of the zebrafish.

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  • For more information, see the paper: Gan, X, J-H Lan and E Zhang (2009) Metzia longinasus, a new cyprinid species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from the Pearl River drainage in Guangxi Province, South China.

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