Zacco (fish)
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Zacco Fish

Pale Chub (Z. platypus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Zacco
D. S. Jordan & Evermann, 1902
Type species
Leuciscus platypus

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Zacco is a small genus of ray-finned fishes in the family Cyprinidae. They are found in freshwater habitats in China and northern Vietnam. The generic name Zacco derives from the Japanese Zako (Coarse fish).


The following species are currently placed in the genus:[1]

Other species formerly placed here are now in Candidia, Nipponocypris, Opsariichthys and Parazacco.[]



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