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Temporal range: Eocene - Holocene
Caprinus carpio Prague Vltava 1.jpg
The cairp, Cyprinus carpio
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Superfaimily: Cyprinoidea
Faimily: Cyprinidae

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Tne Cyprinidae are the faimily o freshwatter fishes, collectively cried cyprinids, that includes the cairps, the true minnons, an thair relatives (for example, the barbs an barbels). An aa commonly cried the "cairp faimily," or "minnon faimily," Cyprinidae is the lairgest kent fish faimily an the lairgest vertebrate ainimals faimily in general, wi aboot 3,000 livin an extinct species in aboot 370 genera.[1][2] The faimily alangs tae the ostariophysian order Cypriniformes, o whase genera an species the cyprinids mak maie nor twa-thirds.[2][1][3] The faimily name is derived frae the Auncient Greek kyprînos (κυπρῖνος, "cairp").

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). "Cyprinidae" in FishBase. July 2015 version.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.