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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Thryssocypris
T. R. Roberts & Kottelat, 1984
Type species
Thryssocypris smaragdinus
Roberts & Kottelat 1984

Thryssocypris is a genus of cyprinid fish found in Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia Subregion of Asia

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of Japan, Korea and China, east of India, west of Papua New Guinea, and north of Australia. Southeast Asia is bordered to the north by East Asia, to the west by South Asia and the Bay of Bengal, to the east by Oceania and the Pacific Ocean, and to the south by Australia and the Indian Ocean. The region is the only part of Asia that lies partly within the Southern Hemisphere, although the majority of it is in the Northern Hemisphere. In contemporary definition, Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions:

  1. Mainland Southeast Asia, also known historically as Indochina, comprising parts of Northeast India, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, and West Malaysia.
  2. Maritime Southeast Asia, also known historically as Nusantara, the East Indies and Malay Archipelago, comprises the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India, Indonesia, East Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, East Timor, Brunei, Christmas Island, and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Taiwan is also included in this grouping by many anthropologists.


There are currently four recognized species in this genus: [1] [2]

Maurice Kottelat is a Swiss ichthyologist specializing in Eurasian freshwater fishes.

Tyson Royal Roberts is an American ichthyologist. He has been described as "the world's foremost authority on Regalecus".

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  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Thryssocypris in FishBase . December 2012 version.
  2. 1 2 Grudpan, C. & Grudpan, J. (2012): Thryssocypris wongrati, a new anchovy-like cyprinid (Cypriniformes) from the Chao Phraya basin, Thailand. Zootaxa, 3586: 228–235.