Common roach, Rutilus rutilus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Rutilus
Rafinesque, 1820

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Rutilus (Latin for "shining, red, golden, auburn") is a genus of fishes in the family Cyprinidae, commonly called roaches. Locally, the name "roach" without any further qualifiers is also used for particular species, particularly the common roach (R. rutilus). The genus was recently revised, and several species were then removed to a related genus Leucos and one to the monotypic Sarmarutilus.[1]


The recognized species in the genus are: [1][2]


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