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Gobioninae is a monophyletic[1] subfamily of Eurasian cyprinid fishes. A species-rich subfamily, it is divided into five tribes: Gobionini, Pseudogobionini, Hemibarbini, Coreiini and Sarcocheilichthyini.

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Gobioninae
Bleeker, 1863

In order to adapt to different masticatory operations, members of Gobioninae developed various types of pharyngeal bones and teeth: some have intermediate pharyngeal bones with rows of diverse teeth (conical, and compressed and coarsely compressed), others have broad pharyngeal bones with a single row of molar teeth.[2] There are also Gobioninae having narrow pharyngeal bones with a row of extremely compressed teeth.[2]



  1. ^ Tang, KL; Agnew, MK; Chen, WJ; Vincent Hirt, M; Raley, ME; Sado, T; Schneider, LM; Yang, L; Bart, HL; He, S; Liu, H; Miya, M; Saitoh, K; Simons, AM; Wood, RM; Mayden, RL (2011). "Phylogeny of the gudgeons (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Gobioninae)". Mol Phylogenet Evol. 61: 103–24. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.05.022. PMID 21672635.
  2. ^ a b Yu Zeng; Huanzhang Liu (April 2011). "The evolution of pharyngeal bones and teeth in Gobioninae fishes (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) analyzed with phylogenetic comparative methods". Hydrobiologia. Retrieved 27 October 2013.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Fish Identification: Find Species Class: Actinopterygii Order: Cypriniformes Family: Cyprinidae Minnows or carps Subfamily: Gobioninae". Fishbase. Retrieved 15 October 2017.