Family Serpenticobitidae - Snake loaches
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 3 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
Primary freshwater
  First Fossil Record
This family includes a single genus Serpenticobitis, with three species. It is distinguished from other families of Cobitoidea in having the following features: short, cylindrical body with a barred colour pattern; small head, rounded snout that is conspicuously overhanging; large bifid spine immediately below eye; slightly forked caudal fin; origin of dorsal-fin origin in advance of pelvic-fin origin; pectoral fins directed laterally, same with pelvic fins in having a single simple ray; small mouth arched, with upper and lower lips fleshy and continuous, lower lip with a few folds and a median interruption but no mental lobes; 2 pairs of rostral barbels, a pair of maxillary barbels; lower jaw partly exposed; anterior nostril pierced at front side of a flap-like tube; all fins have conspicuous rows of spots; a large and distinct black spot at midheight of caudal-fin base; gasbladder capsule in two parts connected by a ‘manubrium’ (Rfe. 92804).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Cypriniphysae | Cypriniformes | Cobitoidei | | Serpenticobitidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
[ e.g. cephalopods]

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Serpenticobitis zonata Kottelat, 1998
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