Family Botiidae - Pointface loaches
  Order
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Botiidae
  Class
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Actinopteri
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 8 | Species : 58 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : No
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  Aquarium
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  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Valid family according to Chen et al., 2009. Chen, W. J., V. Lheknim, and R. L. Mayden. 2009. Molecular phylogeny of the Cobitoidea (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) revisited: position of enigmatic loach Ellopostoma resolved with six nuclear genes. Journal of Fish Biology. 75:2197-2208. Species will be allocated for the next update.
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Cypriniphysae | Cypriniformes | Cobitoidei | | Botiidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Botiidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Botiinae
Botia almorhae Gray, 1831
acceptedseniororiginal
Botia grandis Gray, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal
Schistura maculata McClelland, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Botia blythi Bleeker, 1863
synonymjuniororiginal
Botia rostrata (non Günther, 1868)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Botia lohachata (non Chaudhuri, 1912)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Botia dayi (non Hora, 1932)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Botia dario (Hamilton, 1822)
acceptedseniornew
Cobitis dario Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal
Cobitis geto Hamilton, 1822
synonymjuniororiginal
Botia geto (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymjuniornew
Canthophrys zebra Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Diacanthus zebra (Swainson, 1839)
synonymjuniornew
Canthophrys flavicauda Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Diacanthus flavicauda (Swainson, 1839)
synonymjuniornew
Botia macrolineata Teugels, De Vos & Snoeks, 1986
synonymjuniororiginal
Botia histrionica Blyth, 1860
acceptedseniororiginal
Botia rostrata Günther, 1868
acceptedseniororiginal
Botia birdi Chaudhuri, 1909
acceptedseniororiginal
! Botia bridi (Chaudhuri, 1909)
synonymseniornew
Botia javedi Mirza & Syed, 1995
synonymjuniororiginal
Botia lohachata Chaudhuri, 1912
acceptedseniororiginal
Botia striata Narayan Rao, 1920
acceptedseniororiginal
! Botia striatus (Narayan Rao, 1920)
synonymseniornew
Botia striata kolhapurensis Kalawar & Kelkar, 1956
synonymjuniororiginal
Botia dayi (non Hora, 1932)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Botia dayi Hora, 1932
acceptedseniororiginal
Botia geto (non Hamilton, 1822)
misappliedmisappliednew
Botia kubotai Kottelat, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Botia berdmorei (Blyth, 1860)
synonymseniornew
Botia hymenophysa (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliednew
Syncrossus hymenophysa (Bleeker, 1852)
acceptedseniornew
Cobitis hymenophysa Bleeker, 1852
synonymseniororiginal
Botia hymenophysa (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
! Botia hymeophysa (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Syncrossus helodes (Sauvage, 1876)
acceptedseniornew
Botia helodes Sauvage, 1876
synonymseniororiginal
Syncrossus beauforti (Smith, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
Botia beauforti Smith, 1931
synonymseniororiginal
Botia lucasbahi Fowler, 1937
synonymjuniororiginal
! Botia lucas-bahi Fowler, 1937
synonymjuniororiginal
Botia beauforti formosa Pellegrin & Fang, 1940
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Syncrossus reversa (Roberts, 1989)
acceptedseniornew
Botia reversa Roberts, 1989
synonymseniororiginal
Sinibotia superciliaris (Günther, 1892)
acceptedseniornew
Botia superciliaris Günther, 1892
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Botia pulchra Wu, 1939
synonymseniororiginal
Botia gigantea Mai, 1978
synonymjuniororiginal
Botia superciliaris (non Günther, 1892)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniornew
Botia robusta Wu, 1939
synonymseniororiginal
Botia hexafurca Mai, 1978
synonymjuniororiginal
Sinibotia zebra (Wu, 1939)
acceptedseniornew
Botia zebra Wu, 1939
synonymseniororiginal
Leptobotia zebra (Wu, 1939)
synonymseniornew
Sinibotia reevesae (Chang, 1944)
acceptedseniornew
Botia reevesae Chang, 1944
synonymseniororiginal
Sinibotia longiventralis (Yang & Chen, 1992)
acceptedseniornew
Botia longiventralis Yang & Chen, 1992
synonymseniororiginal
Botia superciliaris (non Günther, 1892)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Yasuhikotakia modesta (Bleeker, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Botia modesta Bleeker, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
Botia rubripinnis Sauvage, 1876
synonymjuniororiginal
Yasuhikotakia morleti (Tirant, 1885)
acceptedseniornew
Botia morleti Tirant, 1885
synonymseniororiginal
Botia horae Smith, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal
Yasuhikotakia lecontei (Fowler, 1937)
acceptedseniornew
Botia lecontei Fowler, 1937
synonymseniororiginal
Botia pulchripinnis Paysan, 1970
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Yasuhikotakia eos (Taki, 1972)
acceptedseniornew
Botia eos Taki, 1972
synonymseniororiginal
Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata (Taki & Doi, 1995)
acceptedseniornew
Botia caudipunctata Taki & Doi, 1995
synonymseniororiginal
! Botia caudipunctatus Taki & Doi, 1995
synonymseniororiginal
Yasuhikotakia longidorsalis (Taki & Doi, 1995)
acceptedseniornew
Botia longidorsalis Taki & Doi, 1995
synonymseniororiginal
Yasuhikotakia splendida (Roberts, 1995)
acceptedseniornew
Botia splendida Roberts, 1995
synonymseniororiginal
Chromobotia macracanthus (Bleeker, 1852)
acceptedseniornew
Cobitis macracanthus Bleeker, 1852
synonymseniororiginal
Botia macracantha (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
Botia macracanthus (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
! Botia macrocanthus (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
Ambastaia nigrolineata (Kottelat & Chu, 1987)
acceptedseniornew
Botia nigrolineata Kottelat & Chu, 1987
synonymseniororiginal
Yasuhikotakia nigrolineata (Kottelat & Chu, 1987)
synonymseniornew
Ambastaia sidthimunki (Klausewitz, 1959)
acceptedseniornew
Botia sidthimunki Klausewitz, 1959
synonymseniororiginal
Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki (Klausewitz, 1959)
synonymseniornew
! Botia sidthimunkii Klausewitz, 1959
synonymseniororiginal
Leptobotiinae
Leptobotia elongata (Bleeker, 1870)
acceptedseniornew
Botia elongata Bleeker, 1870
synonymseniororiginal
! Cobitis variegata Dabry de Thiersant, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal
Botia citrauratea Nichols, 1925
synonymjuniororiginal
Leptobotia rubrilabris (Dabry de Thiersant, 1872)
acceptedseniornew
Parabotia rubrilabris Dabry de Thiersant, 1872
synonymseniororiginal
! Leptobotia rubrilaris (Dabry de Thiersant, 1872)
synonymseniornew
Botia pratti Günther, 1892
synonymjuniororiginal
Botia fangi Tchang, 1930
synonymjuniororiginal
Leptobotia taeniops (Sauvage, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Parabotia taeniops Sauvage, 1878
synonymseniororiginal
! Leptobotia taeniaps (Sauvage, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Cobitis cha-ny Dabry de Thiersant, 1872
ambiguousotheroriginal
Botia purpurea Nichols, 1925
synonymjuniororiginal
Leptobotia purpurea (Nichols, 1925)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Botia compressicauda Nichols, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Leptobotia hansuiensis Fang & Hsu, 1980
synonymjuniorchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Leptobotia orientalis Xu, Fang & Wang, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Leptobotia hengyangensis Huang & Zhang, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Leptobotia punctata Li, Li & Chen, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
! Leptobotia punctatus Li, Li & Chen, 2008
synonymseniororiginal
Leptobotia micra Bohlen & Slechtová, 2017
acceptedseniororiginal
Parabotia fasciata Dabry de Thiersant, 1872
acceptedseniororiginal
! Parabotia fasciatus Dabry de Thiersant, 1872
synonymseniororiginal
Botia fasciata (Guichenot, 1872)
synonymseniornew
Nemachilus xanthi Günther, 1888
synonymjuniororiginal
Botia xanthi (Günther, 1888)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Leptobotia hopeiensis Shaw & Tchang, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Leptobotia kudorii Mori, 1933
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
Botia wui Chang, 1944
synonymjuniororiginal
Parabotia curtus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
acceptedseniornew
Cobitis curta Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
synonymseniororiginal
Botia curta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
synonymseniornew
Capoeta curta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
synonymseniornew
Hymenophysa curta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
synonymseniornew
Leptobotia curta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
synonymseniornew
! Parabotia curta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Parabotia banarescui (Nalbant, 1965)
acceptedseniornew
Leptobotia banarescui Nalbant, 1965
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Parabotia parva Chen, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal
Parabotia kiangsiensis Liu & Guo, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal
Parabotia dubia Kottelat, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal
Botia elongata Mai, 1978
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Parabotia kimluani Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Parabotia vancuongi Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Parabotia brevirostris Zhu & Zhu, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
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