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.
(Carassius carassius), a close relative to the goldfish (Carassius auratus), looks very much like any other temperate freshwater cyprinid.
(Carassius carassius) in ricefields and to nurture grass carp fingerlings in ricefields.
In the anoxia-tolerant crucian carp (Carassius carassius) cardiac activity varies according to the seasons.
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.
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).