Wednesday, February 10

Ornamental Goldfish scientific name - Taxonomic Hierarchy

Ornamental Goldfish: Taxonomic hierarchy and scientific name

The goldfish scientific name is Carassius auratus. Carassius means in the carp family or to be carp like. Auratus means covered or overlaid in gold.
The scientific name of the wild ancestor of these ornamental fish is Carassius gibelio (Prussian carp).
Scientific studies have proved that some of these grey or silver species must have mutated to produce red, orange or yellow color specimens.

Alternative names of the ornamental fancy goldfish fish are Fantail, Veiltail, Telescope, Moor, Dragon-Eye, Pom pom, Chocolate, Celestial, Lionhead, Bubble-eye, Oranda and Hamanishiki.
Alternatively these ornamental fish species are called Common fish, Comet fish and Shubunkin.
Synonyms
Carassius auratus auratus

KingdomAnimalia
----- Animals
PhylumChordata
----- chordates
SubphylumVertebrata
----- vertebrates
SuperclassOsteichthyes
----- bony fishes
ClassActinopterygii
----- ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes
SubclassNeopterygii
----- neopterygians
InfraclassTeleostei
SuperorderOstariophysi
OrderCypriniformes
----- cyprins, minnows, suckers
SuperfamilyCyprinoidea
FamilyCyprinidae
----- carps and minnows
GenusCarassius
----- Crucian carps
SpeciesCarassius auratus
----- carassin, goldfish

1 comment:

  1. Was looking for the scientific name and got it here! thanks a ton! Hierarchy Structure

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