phoxinus definition

  • noun:
    • In ichthyology, a genus of little cyprinoid fishes; the true minnows, of small size, tapering type, and brilliant colors, the horizontal line incomplete if current, the dorsal fin behind the ventrals, while the mouth without barbels.
    • minnows

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    • Common fishes include: Naemacheilus barbatulus, Phoxinus
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