cypriniform fish

Definitions of cypriniform fish
  1. noun
    a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
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    loach
    slender freshwater fishes of Eurasia and Africa resembling catfishes
    cyprinid, cyprinid fish
    soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
    Electrophorus electric, electric eel
    eel-shaped freshwater fish of South America having electric organs in its body
    catostomid
    a cypriniform fish of the family Catostomidae
    cyprinodont
    any member of the family Cyprinodontidae
    live-bearer, poeciliid, poeciliid fish, topminnow
    small usually brightly-colored viviparous surface-feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters; often used in mosquito control
    characid, characin, characin fish
    any freshwater fish of the family Characinidae
    carp
    any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae
    Tinca tinca, tench
    freshwater dace-like game fish of Europe and western Asia noted for ability to survive outside water
    Leuciscus leuciscus, dace
    small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green body
    Leuciscus cephalus, chub
    European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body
    shiner
    any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis
    Rutilus rutilus, roach
    European freshwater food fish having a greenish back
    Scardinius erythrophthalmus, rudd
    European freshwater fish resembling the roach
    Phoxinus phoxinus, minnow
    very small European freshwater fish common in gravelly streams
    Gobio gobio, gudgeon
    small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by anglers
    Carassius auratus, goldfish
    small golden or orange-red freshwater fishes of Eurasia used as pond or aquarium fishes
    Carassius carassius, Carassius vulgaris, crucian carp
    European carp closely resembling wild goldfish
    sucker
    mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps
    killifish
    small mostly marine warm-water carp-like schooling fishes; used as bait or aquarium fishes or in mosquito control
    Xyphophorus helleri, helleri, swordtail, topminnow
    freshwater fish of Central America having a long swordlike tail; popular aquarium fish
    Lebistes reticulatus, guppy, rainbow fish
    small freshwater fish of South America and the West Indies; often kept in aquariums
    Gambusia affinis, mosquitofish
    silvery topminnow with rows of black spots of tropical North America and West Indies; important in mosquito control
    Platypoecilus maculatus, platy
    small stocky Mexican fish; popular aquarium fish
    mollie, molly
    popular aquarium fish
    tetra
    brightly colored tropical freshwater fishes
    Paracheirodon axelrodi, cardinal tetra
    small bright red and blue aquarium fish from streams in Brazil and Colombia
    caribe, pirana, piranha
    small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animals
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    malacopterygian, soft-finned fish
    any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
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