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

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The Cyprinidae are a faimily o freshwatter fishes. A memmer o this family is cried a cyprinid. Cyprinids include cairps, the true minnons, an thair relatives (for exemple, the barbs an barbels). The Cyprinidae is for ordinar cried the cairp faimily or minnon faimily.

Cyprinidae is the mucklest kent fish faimily an the mucklest vertebrate faimily in general, wi aboot 3,000 livin an extinct species in aboot 370 genera.[1][2] The faimily belangs tae the ostariophysian order Cypriniformes, that the cyprinids mak mair nor twa-thirds o the genera an species.[2][1][3] The faimily name is derived frae the Auncient Greek kyprînos (κυπρῖνος, "cairp").


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  1. a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). "Cyprinidae" in FishBase. July 2015 version.
  2. a b 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.