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Acheilognathus rhombeus

Acheilognathus rhombeus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Acheilognathus
Species: A. rhombeus
Binomial name
Acheilognathus rhombeus
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Acheilognathus rhombeus is a temperate freshwater fish belonging to the Acheilognathinae sub-family of the Cyprinidae family. It originates in Japan and the Korean Peninsula. It was originally described as Capoeta rhombea by Temminck & Schlegel in 1846. It is the type species for the Acheilognathus genus.

When spawning, the females deposit their eggs inside bivalves, where they hatch and the young remain until they can swim.


* "Acheilognathus rhombeus". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. February 2007 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2007.

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