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Taxonavigation: Cyprinoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Subordo: Cyprinoidei

Familia: Xenocyprididae
Genus: Aphyocypris
Species (8): A. amnis – A. arcus – A. chinensis – A. kikuchii – A. lini – A. moltrechti – A. normalis – A. pulchrilineata

Species uncertain (2): A. dorsohorizontalis – A. kyphus



Type species: Aphyocypris chinensis Günther, 1868, by monotypy.


  • Aphyocyprioides Tang, 1942: 162

Type species: Aphyocyprioides typus Tang, 1942, by original designation.

Type species: Caraspius agilis Nichols, 1925, by original designation.

Type species: Fusania ensarca Jordan & Starks, 1905, by monotypy.

  • Nicholsicypris Chu, 1935: 10

Type species: Aphyocypris normalis Nichols & Pope, 1927, by original designation.

  • Pararasbora Regan, 1908: 360

Type species: Pararasbora moltrechti Regan, 1908, by monotypy.

Type species: Phoxiscus kikuchii Oshima, 1919, by monotypy.

  • Yaoshanicus Lin, 1931: 50

Type species: Yaoshanicus arcus Lin, 1931, by monotypy.



Primary references

  • Günther, A.C.L.G. 1868. Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Heteropygii, Cyprinidae, Gonorhynchidae, Hyodontidae, Osteoglossidae, Clupeidae, Chirocentridae, Alepocephalidae, Notopteridae, Halosauridae, in the collection of the British Museum. Volume 7. British Museum, printed by Order of the Trustees: London. i–xx + 1–512 pp. BHL Reference page

Additional references

  • Liao, T.-Y., Kullander, S.O. & Lin, H.-D. 2011. Synonymization of Pararasbora, Yaoshanicus, and Nicholsicypris with Aphyocypris, and description of a new species of Aphyocypris from Taiwan (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zoological Studies 50(5): 657–664. Full article (PDF)
  • Zhu, Y., Zhao, Y. & Huang, K. 2013. Aphyocypris pulchrilineata, a new miniature cyprinid species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Guangxi, China. Ichthyological Research 60(3): 232–236. DOI: 10.1007/s10228-013-0338-y