Chela (fish)

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Chela cachius
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Danioninae
Genus: Chela
F. Hamilton, 1822
Type species
Cyprinus (Chela) cachius
Hamilton, 1822

Chela is a genus of small cyprinid freshwater fish from South Asia that are closely related to Laubuka.[1]


There are currently 3 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Chela in FishBase. March 2019 version.
  2. ^ a b Knight, J.D.M. & Rema Devi, K. (2014): Chela macrolepis, a new species of cyprinid fish from southern India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 25 (2): 159-166.