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Key to the Cypriniformes

2a. (From 1b). Head and anterior part of body compressed or round, body usually elongate and slender; paired fins not enlarged and in normal position; an erectile spine below the eye; from three to six pairs of rostral barbels.


2b. (From 1b). Head and anterior part of body depressed; paired fins enlarged and horizontally extended onto the belly; no spines below eye; usually three or four pairs of rostral barbels


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