from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of carps or cyprinoid fishes containing the common goldfish, C. auratus.

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  • n. goldfish


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  • Named by Lucy before they were even brought home, both Hank and his friend Ankle are carassius auratus, known to you and me as goldfish.

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  • (Carassius carassius), a close relative to the goldfish (Carassius auratus), looks very much like any other temperate freshwater cyprinid.

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  • (Carassius carassius) in ricefields and to nurture grass carp fingerlings in ricefields.

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  • In the anoxia-tolerant crucian carp (Carassius carassius) cardiac activity varies according to the seasons.

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  • Zheng C-B, Lu J-H, Yu X-Q, et al. (2009) Molecular cloning and differential expression patterns of the regulatory subunit B′ gene of PP-2A in goldfish, carassius auratus.

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  • The major varieties for fish culture were grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) and common carp (Cyprinus carpio) mixed with a few variegated carp (C. carpio), silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix), and crucian carp (Carassius carassius).

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