Thynnichthys thynnoides

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Thynnichthys thynnoides
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Thynnichthys
T. thynnoides
Binomial name
Thynnichthys thynnoides
(Bleeker, 1852)
  • Leuciscus thynnoidesBleeker, 1852
  • Thynnichthys thai Fowler, 1937

Thynnichthys thynnoides is a species of fish in the family Cyprinidae from mainland southeast Asia and the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.

Cyprinidae family of fishes

The Cyprinidae are the family of freshwater fishes, collectively called cyprinids, that includes the carps, the true minnows, and their relatives. Also commonly called the "carp family", or "minnow family", Cyprinidae is the largest and most diverse fish family and the largest vertebrate animal family in general, with about 3,000 species of which only 1,270 remain extant, divided into about 370 genera. They range from about 12 mm to the 3-m Catlocarpio siamensis. The family belongs to the ostariophysian order Cypriniformes, of whose genera and species the cyprinids make up more than two-thirds. The family name is derived from the Ancient Greek kyprînos.

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Sumatra is one of the Sunda Islands of western Indonesia. It is the largest island that is located entirely in Indonesia and the sixth-largest island in the world at 473,481 km2.



It is found in freshwater habitats.


Thynnichthys thynnoides is found in the Mekong River and Chao Phraya River.

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