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Spawning habits of Cypriniformes Fishes

Cypriniform species display amazing diversity of reproductive and life-history strategies, as discussed by Winfield & Nelson (1991) and MacDonald (2008), and at and websites.


Winfield, I. J. and J. S. Nelson (Eds.). 1991. Cyprinid fishes: systematics, biology and exploitation. Chapman and Hall, London.

MacDonald, M. 2008. Loaches: Natural History and Aquarium Care (Hardcover). TFH   publications, LTD.MacDonald (2008)


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This is the primary page opening to two very large research initiatives on Cypriniformes fishes: the All Cypriniformes Species Inventory (ACSI-2), funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation DEB-1022720 (Dr. Lawrence M. Page, University of Florida), DEB-1023403 (Dr. Jonathan Armbruster, Auburn University), and DEB-1021840 (Dr. Richard L. Mayden, Saint Louis University )and The Cypriniformes Tree of Life (CToL), funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation EF-0431326 (Drs. R. L. Mayden, R. M. Wood, and N. Aspinwall). You can learn more about both of these international-scale studies using the links available on this site.