ⓘ Oily bitterling

                                     

ⓘ Oily bitterling

The oily bitterling is a temperate freshwater fish belonging to the Acheilognathinae sub-family of the family Cyprinidae. It originates in creeks with fast-running water in central and southern Japan. It was originally described as Capoeta limbata by Temminck & Schlegel in 1846, and has also been referred to as Acheilognathus limbatus and Acheilognathus limbata in scientific literature. The fish reaches a size of up to 6 cm TL.