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Osteobrama is a genus of cyprinid fish found in southern Asia consisting of eight species. The name is derived from the Greek word osteon, meaning "bone", and the Old French word breme, a type of freshwater fish.

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Osteobrama alfredianus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Osteobrama
Heckel, 1843
Type species
Cyprinus cotio
Hamilton, 1822

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Smiliogaster Bleeker, 1860[1]


Osteobrama bhimensis is a synonym of Osteobrama vigorsii according to Fishbase, and Fishbase also treats the former subspecies of O. cotio as distinct species: O. cotio, O. cunma and O. peninsularis.[2][3]


  1. ^ William Eschmeyer, ed. (2017). "Genera that contain: Osteobrama (not including unavailable names)". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  2. ^ Rainer Froese; Daniel Pauly, eds. (2017). "Osteobrama cotio (Hamilton, 1822)". Fishbase. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  3. ^ Manorama Maisnam; Suresh Chandra; Kuldeep K. Lal; Rajeev K. Singh; Vindhya Mohindra (2017). "Characterization of threatened endemic fish Osteobrama belangeri (Valenciennes, 1844) and related species from North-East India based on morphological and molecular analysis". Mitochondrial DNA Part A. 0 (6): 919–932. doi:10.1080/24701394.2017.1389914. PMID 29092681. Abstract