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Family: Cobitidae Loaches



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthopsoides delphax Asia 6 SL 1991
Acanthopsoides gracilentus Asia 6 SL 1945
Acanthopsoides gracilis Asia 5.4 SL 1934
Acanthopsoides hapalias Asia 6 TL 1991
Acanthopsoides molobrion Asia 4.5 SL 1991
Acanthopsoides namromensis Asia 2005
Acanthopsoides robertsi Asia 5.5 SL 1991
Acantopsis dialuzona Asia 25 SL 1823
Acantopsis dinema Peppered horseface loach Asia 11.7 SL 2017
Acantopsis ioa Slender horseface loach Asia 13.2 SL 2017
Acantopsis multistigmatus Asia 2005
Acantopsis octoactinotos Asia 9.6 SL 1991
Acantopsis rungthipae Piebald horseface loach Asia 12.0 SL 2017
Acantopsis spectabilis Asia 30 NG 1860
Acantopsis thiemmedhi Asia 11.8 SL 1999
Ambastaia nigrolineata Asia 8 SL 1987
Ambastaia sidthimunki Dwarf botia Asia 5.5 SL 1959
Bibarba bibarba Asia 5.5 SL 2007
Bibarba parvoculus Asia 5.7 SL 2015
Canthophrys gongota Gongota loach Asia 13 TL 1822
Chromobotia macracanthus Clown loach Asia 30.5 TL 1852
Cobitis albicoloris Europe 1932
Cobitis amphilekta Asia 7.5 TL 2012
Cobitis arachthosensis Mediterranean Sea 7.9 SL 1996
Cobitis arenae Asia 8.0 SL 1934
Cobitis australis Asia 8.3 SL 2013
Cobitis avicennae Zagros spined loach Asia 10.9 SL 2015
Cobitis battalgili Battalgil spined loach Asia 7.2 SL 1962
Cobitis bilineata Europe 10 SL 1865
Cobitis bilseli Beysehir spined loach Asia 23.5 TL 1942
Cobitis biwae Asia 10.9 SL 1901
Cobitis brevipinna Asia 5.8 SL 2017
Cobitis calderoni Europe 10 SL 1962
Cobitis choii Choi's spiny loach Asia 8.5 TL 1984
Cobitis crassicauda Asia 9.6 SL 2013
Cobitis dalmatina Europe 6.7 SL 1928
Cobitis damlae Dalaman spined loach Asia 6.4 SL 2014
Cobitis dolichorhynchus Asia 10.8 SL 1918
Cobitis dorademiri Asia 8.1 SL 2017
Cobitis elazigensis Tigris spined loach Asia 16.3 SL 1988
Cobitis elongata Europe 16 SL 1858
Cobitis elongatoides Europe 14.6 TL 1969
Cobitis evreni Ceyhan spined loach Asia 11.7 SL 2008
Cobitis fahirae Küçük Menderes spined loach Asia 10.4 TL 1998
Cobitis faridpaki Asia 8.7 TL 2011
Cobitis fasciola Asia 10.6 SL 2013
Cobitis fimbriata Asia 6.4 SL 2017
Cobitis gladkovi Europe 8.8 TL 2008
Cobitis guttata Asia 2005
Cobitis hankugensis Asia 2003
Cobitis hellenica Europe 9 SL 1996
Cobitis illyrica Europe 6.5 SL 2007
Cobitis jadovaensis Europe 2008
Cobitis kaibarai South East Asia 5.5 SL 2012
Cobitis kellei Göksü spined loach Asia 4.6 SL 1998
Cobitis keyvani Asia 9.3 TL 2012
Cobitis kurui Asia 4.5 SL 1998
Cobitis laoensis Asia 10.6 SL 1878
Cobitis lebedevi Asia 1985
Cobitis leptosoma Asia 11.7 SL 2015
Cobitis levantina Orontes spined loach Asia 1992
Cobitis linea Asia 9.9 TL 1847
Cobitis longitaeniatus Asia 2008
Cobitis lutheri Luther's spiny loach Asia 12 TL 1935
Cobitis macrostigma Asia 13.7 SL 1872
Cobitis magnostriata South East Asia 9.4 SL 2012
Cobitis maroccana Africa 8 TL 1929
Cobitis matsubarai Asia 10.4 SL 1939
Cobitis megaspila Europe 1993
Cobitis melanoleuca Europe 20 TL 1925
Cobitis meridionalis Europe 11 SL 1924
Cobitis microcephala Asia 6.0 SL 2011
Cobitis minamorii Asia 7.4 SL 2012
Cobitis multimaculata Asia 9.2 SL 2011
Cobitis narentana Europe 10.2 TL 1928
Cobitis nigrolinea Asia 6.3 SL 2017
Cobitis nuicocensis Asia 2005
Cobitis obtusirostra Asia 11.1 SL 2015
Cobitis ohridana Europe 6.8 SL 1928
Cobitis pacifica Asia 1999
Cobitis paludica Europe 13 SL 1930
Cobitis phongnhaensis Asia 2008
Cobitis phrygica Aci spined loach Asia 1944
Cobitis pontica Pontic spined loach Europe 10.1 SL 2006
Cobitis puncticulata Spotted spined loach Europe and Asia 7.8 SL 1998
Cobitis punctilineata Europe 10 SL 1996
Cobitis qujiangensis Asia 6.9 SL 2017
Cobitis rara Asia 10.0 SL 1981
Cobitis rhodopensis Europe 1998
Cobitis sakahoko Asia 8.9 SL 2015
Cobitis satunini Asia 1935
Cobitis shikokuensis Asia 6.2 SL 2006
Cobitis sibirica Asia 1935
Cobitis simplicispina Sakarya spined loach Asia 13.4 TL 1925
Cobitis sinensis Siberian spiny loach Asia 15.3 TL 1874
Cobitis sipahilerae Asia 8.8 SL 2017
Cobitis splendens Splendid spined loach Asia 10.5 TL 1998
Cobitis squataeniatus Asia 2008
Cobitis stenocauda Asia 9.2 SL 2013
Cobitis stephanidisi Europe 9 SL 1992
Cobitis striata Asia 10 TL 1936
Cobitis strumicae Bulgarian spined loach Europe 11 SL 1955
Cobitis taenia Spined loach Europe and Asia 13.5 TL 1758
Cobitis takatsuensis Asia 6.7 SL 1970
Cobitis takenoi Asia 8.5 SL 2016
Cobitis tanaitica Europe and Asia 9.5 SL 1969
Cobitis taurica Europe 9.7 SL 2005
Cobitis tetralineata Asia 1999
Cobitis trichonica Europe 8 SL 1974
Cobitis turcica Turkish spined loach Asia 8.1 SL 1925
Cobitis vardarensis Vardar spined loach Europe 11 TL 1928
Cobitis vettonica Europe 9 SL 1997
Cobitis wumingensis Asia 7.8 SL 2015
Cobitis ylengensis Asia 2003
Cobitis zanandreai Europe 7.5 SL 1965
Cobitis zhejiangensis Asia 2005
Iksookimia hugowolfeldi Asia 12 TL 1993
Iksookimia koreensis Asia 7.5 TL 1975
Iksookimia longicorpa Asia 13.1 TL 1976
Iksookimia pumila Puan spine loach Asia 6.5 TL 1987
Iksookimia yongdokensis Asia 8.9 SL 1997
Kichulchoia brevifasciata Asia 6.0 SL 1995
Koreocobitis naktongensis Asia 13.4 SL 2000
Koreocobitis rotundicaudata White nose loach Asia 17 TL 1929
Kottelatlimia hipporhynchos South East Asia 5.2 SL 2008
Kottelatlimia katik Asia 13.5 SL 1992
Kottelatlimia pristes Asia 4 SL 1989
Lepidocephalichthys alkaia Lepidocephalichthys al 3.8 SL 2010
Lepidocephalichthys annandalei Annandale loach Asia 7.8 TL 1912
Lepidocephalichthys arunachalensis Asia 1984
Lepidocephalichthys barbatuloides Asia 4.6 TL 1851
Lepidocephalichthys berdmorei Burmese loach Asia 8 SL 1860
Lepidocephalichthys birmanicus Asia 11 1948
Lepidocephalichthys coromandelensis Asia 5.7 SL 1992
Lepidocephalichthys eleios Asia 2.3 SL 2017
Lepidocephalichthys furcatus Asia 5 SL 1933
Lepidocephalichthys goalparensis Asia 7.0 TL 1976
Lepidocephalichthys guntea Guntea loach Asia 15 TL 1822
Lepidocephalichthys hasselti Asia 6 SL 1846
Lepidocephalichthys irrorata Loktak loach Asia 34 TL 1921
Lepidocephalichthys jonklaasi Jonklaas' s loach Asia 6 TL 1956
Lepidocephalichthys kranos Lepidocephalichthys kr 4.4 SL 2010
Lepidocephalichthys lorentzi Asia 3.3 SL 1916
Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis Yu loach Asia 56 TL 2000
Lepidocephalichthys micropogon Asia 6 NG 1860
Lepidocephalichthys thermalis Common spiny loach Asia 38 SL 1846
Lepidocephalichthys tomaculum Asia. 1992
Lepidocephalichthys zeppelini Asia 2.6 SL 2010
Lepidocephalus macrochir Asia 9 TL 1854
Lepidocephalus nanensis Asia 8.0 SL 2014
Lepidocephalus spectrum Asia 7.5 TL 1989
Leptobotia elongata Asia 50 SL 1870
Leptobotia flavolineata Asia 8.4 SL 1981
Leptobotia guilinensis Asia 10 TL 1980
Leptobotia hengyangensis Asia 1986
Leptobotia micra Asia 5.0 SL 2017
Leptobotia microphthalma Asia 10 SL 1983
Leptobotia orientalis Asia 8 SL 1981
Leptobotia pellegrini Asia 22 TL 1936
Leptobotia posterodorsalis Asia 1992
Leptobotia punctata Asia 7.6 SL 2008
Leptobotia rubrilabris Asia 21 SL 1872
Leptobotia taeniops Asia 22.8 TL 1878
Leptobotia tchangi Asia 11.2 SL 1936
Leptobotia tientainensis Asia 13 TL 1930
Microcobitis misgurnoides Asia 4.1 SL 1944
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus Pond loach Asia 28 SL 1842
Misgurnus buphoensis Asia 1995
Misgurnus fossilis Weatherfish Europe and Asia 30.7 TL 1758
Misgurnus mizolepis Chinese muddy loach Asia 20 TL 1888
Misgurnus mohoity Asia 1869
Misgurnus multimaculatus Asia 1944
Misgurnus nikolskyi Asia 15.6 TL 2001
Misgurnus tonkinensis Asia 1937
Neoeucirrhichthys maydelli Goalpara loach Asia 3.6 SL 1968
Niwaella delicata Asia 11 TL 1937
Niwaella laterimaculata Asia 1984
Niwaella longibarba Asia 2005
Niwaella multifasciata Asia 15 TL 1929
Niwaella xinjiangensis Asia 2005
Pangio agma Asia 6.3 SL 1992
Pangio alcoides Asia 3.9 SL 1993
Pangio alternans Asia 3.6 SL 1993
Pangio ammophila Asia 2.9 SL 2012
Pangio anguillaris Asia 12 SL 1902
Pangio apoda Asia 3.8 SL 2007
Pangio atactos Asia 5.1 SL 2009
Pangio bitaimac Asia 9.5 SL 2009
Pangio borneensis Asia 6.3 TL 1894
Pangio cuneovirgata Asia 6 SL 1957
Pangio doriae Asia 9 TL 1892
Pangio elongata Asia 4.8 SL 2007
Pangio filinaris Asia 3.8 SL 1993
Pangio fusca Asia 8 SL 1860
Pangio goaensis Indian coolie-loach Asia 3.1 SL 1972
Pangio incognito Asia 3.0 SL 1993
Pangio kuhlii Coolie loach Asia. 12 TL 1846
Pangio lidi Asia 6.7 SL 2009
Pangio longimanus Asia 2010
Pangio longipinnis Asia 6.2 SL 1992
Pangio lumbriciformis Asia 5.2 SL 2007
Pangio malayana Asia 6 SL 1956
Pangio mariarum Asia 6.5 TL 1962
Pangio muraeniformis Asia 3.6 SL 1933
Pangio myersi Asia 10 SL 1949
Pangio oblonga Java loach Asia 8 TL 1846
Pangio pangia Asia 6.5 TL 1822
Pangio piperata Asia. 5.2 SL 1993
Pangio pulla Asia. 6.1 SL 1993
Pangio robiginosa Asia. 1957
Pangio semicincta Asia 1940
Pangio shelfordii Borneo loach Asia 8 TL 1903
Pangio signicauda Asia 4.2 SL 2007
Pangio superba Asia 5.1 TL 1989
Parabotia banarescui Asia 21.4 TL 1965
Parabotia bimaculata Asia 13.5 SL 1980
Parabotia brevirostris Asia 11.4 TL 2012
Parabotia curtus Kissing loach Asia 15 SL 1846
Parabotia dubia Asia 2001
Parabotia fasciata Asia 18.8 SL 1872
Parabotia kiangsiensis Asia 1986
Parabotia kimluani Asia 2005
Parabotia lijiangensis Asia 1980
Parabotia maculosa Asia 20 TL 1939
Parabotia mantschurica Manchurian spiny loach Asia 21.5 TL 1907
Parabotia parva Asia 1980
Parabotia vancuongi Asia 2005
Paralepidocephalus guishanensis Asia 9.4 2004
Paralepidocephalus yui Asia 1935
Paramisgurnus dabryanus Asia 15.4 TL 1872
Protocobitis anteroventris Asia 7.6 SL 2013
Protocobitis polylepis Asia 3.3 SL 2008
Protocobitis typhlops Asia 1993
Sabanejewia aurata Golden spined loach Europe and Asia 14 TL 1863
Sabanejewia balcanica Balcan spined loach Europe 9 SL 1922
Sabanejewia baltica Europe 9 SL 1994
Sabanejewia bulgarica Europe 12 TL 1928
Sabanejewia caspia Caspian spined loach Caspian basin 8.8 TL 1838
Sabanejewia caucasica Ciscaucasian spined loach Asia and Europe 10.5 TL 1906
Sabanejewia kubanica Europe 6.5 SL 1988
Sabanejewia larvata Europe 9 TL 1859
Sabanejewia romanica Europe 12 TL 1943
Sabanejewia vallachica Eastern Carpathian golden loach Europe 9 SL 1957
Sinibotia longiventralis Asia 10.6 SL 1992
Sinibotia pulchra Asia 10 TL 1939
Sinibotia reevesae Asia 9.5 SL 1944
Sinibotia robusta Asia 18 TL 1939
Sinibotia superciliaris Asia 16.4 TL 1892
Sinibotia zebra Asia 14.3 SL 1939
Syncrossus beauforti Chameleon loach Asia 25 SL 1931



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