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The Leuciscinae, commonly known as true minnows, are a large subfamily of the freshwater fish family Cyprinidae.[1]

Leuciscinae
Notropis stramineus.jpg
Sand shiner (Notropis stramineus)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Howes, 1991

Smaller fish in the Leuciscinae are known as minnows. However, the term minnow is also used as an unspecific term for tiny freshwater and saltwater fish, especially those used as fishing bait.

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