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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Balitoridae River loaches

Genus: Gastromyzon

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gastromyzon aequabilis Asia 3.5 SL 2006
Gastromyzon aeroides Asia 4.6 SL 2006
Gastromyzon auronigrus Asia 5.5 SL 2006
Gastromyzon bario Asia 9.1 SL 2006
Gastromyzon borneensis Asia 10 SL 1874
Gastromyzon contractus Asia 3.7 SL 1982
Gastromyzon cornusaccus Asia 4.9 SL 2006
Gastromyzon cranbrooki Asia 7.6 SL 2006
Gastromyzon crenastus Asia 2.8 SL 2006
Gastromyzon ctenocephalus Asia 4.5 SL 1982
Gastromyzon danumensis Asia 4.5 SL 1989
Gastromyzon embalohensis Asia 1998
Gastromyzon extrorsus Asia 7.7 SL 2006
Gastromyzon farragus Asia 3.9 SL 2006
Gastromyzon fasciatus Asia 7 SL 1961
Gastromyzon ingeri Asia 5.4 SL 2006
Gastromyzon introrsus Asia 9.4 SL 2006
Gastromyzon katibasensis Asia 2003
Gastromyzon lepidogaster Asia 10.2 SL 1982
Gastromyzon megalepis Asia 6 SL 1982
Gastromyzon monticola Asia 7 SL 1889
Gastromyzon ocellatus Asia 4.5 SL 2004
Gastromyzon ornaticauda Asia 7 SL 1998
Gastromyzon pariclavis Asia 6 SL 1998
Gastromyzon praestans Asia 5.5 SL 2006
Gastromyzon psiloetron Asia 8.5 SL 2006
Gastromyzon punctulatus Hillstream loach Asia 6.5 SL 1961
Gastromyzon ridens Asia 5 SL 1982
Gastromyzon russulus Asia 6.4 SL 2006
Gastromyzon scitulus Asia 2006
Gastromyzon spectabilis Asia 5.9 SL 2006
Gastromyzon stellatus Asia 5.2 SL 2006
Gastromyzon umbrus Asia 5.1 SL 2006
Gastromyzon venustus Asia 4.9 SL 2006
Gastromyzon viriosus Asia 5.4 SL 2006
Gastromyzon zebrinus Asia 6.1 SL 2006



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