Abbottina rivularis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Gobioninae
Genus: Abbottina
D. S. Jordan & Fowler, 1903
Type species
Abbottina psegma
Jordan & Fowler 1903

Abbottina is a genus of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinidae,[1] the carps and minnows. They are native to eastern Asia (China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam).[2] The genus was named for the American zoologist James Fisher Abbott, student at Stanford University and later professor of English at Naval Academy Etajima and of zoology at Washington University.[3][4]


There are currently 5 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ "Genus Abbottina Jordan & Fowler 1903". FishWisePro. 1903. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Froese, R. and D. Pauly. (Eds.) Abbottina species list. FishBase. 2011.
  3. ^ Jordan, David Starr & H.W.Fowler. A review of the cyprinoid fishes of Japan. 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. volume 26. page 835.[1]
  4. ^ Jordan, David Starr Jordan. Days of a Man. 1922. volume 2. pages 37-38