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Part III: What are Cypriniforms and why does anyone care?

Welcome to the Part III of “my first blog post!” Part I provided insight into what a Cypriniform is and the distribution of species )across families. Part II focused more on what these fish look like and the final episode of my first … Continue reading

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Part II: What are Cypriniforms and why does anyone care?

Welcome to the Part II of “my first blog post!” Part I provided insight into what a Cypriniform is and the distribution of species across families. Part II will focus more on what these fish look like – i.e., what makes a … Continue reading

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PART I: What are Cypriniforms and why does anyone care?

Minnows, carps, loaches, and their relatives – known as Cypriniforms – are an exceptionally diverse group of fishes (4,182 currently valid species according to the Catalog of Fishes) that come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors . … Continue reading

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