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Silver razorbelly minnow, Salmophasia acinaces (Valenciennes, 1844)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Superfamily: Cyprinoidea Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) Subfamily: Rasborinae (= Danioninae) Genus: Salmophasia Species: S. acinaces

Synonyms Chela argentea Day, 1867 Chela diffusa (Jerdon, 1849) Leuciscus acinaces Valenciennes, 1844 Oxygaster argentea (Day, 1867) Pelecus diffusus Jerdon, 1849 Salmostoma acinaces (Valenciennes, 1844)

Common/local names English: Silver razorbelly minnow Bangladesh: Chela (চেলা) India: Chaya-vellache and Vellachee-cundee (Tamil Nadu) and Sampaj (Karnataka) …read more