Family Balitoridae - River loaches
  Order
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Balitoridae
  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 34 | Species : 202 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: Eurasia. Mouth inferior, with at least 3 pairs of barbels. Pelvic fins separate or fused under belly. Gill opening may or may not be restricted. In subfamily Balitorinae only. In subfamily Balitorinae, only paired fins function as adhesive organs About 35 cm maximum length. = Homalopteridae of earlier authors. Subfamilies Nemacheilinae and Balitorinae may not be monophyletic.
  Etymology
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  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Cypriniphysae | Cypriniformes | Cobitoidei | | Balitoridae

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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Balitora brucei Gray, 1830
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniorchange in rank
Homaloptera brucei (Gray, 1830)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
Platycara maculata (Gray, 1830)
synonymjuniornew
Platycara anisura McClelland & Griffith, 1842
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Homaloptera hoffmanni (Herre, 1938)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Balitora tchangi Zheng, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon tchangi (Zheng, 1982)
synonymseniornew
Balitora nujiangensis Zhang & Zheng, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon nujiangensis (Zhang & Zheng, 1983)
synonymseniornew
Balitora elongata Chen & Li, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon elongatus (Chen & Li, 1985)
synonymseniornew
Balitora annamitica Kottelat, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitora meridionalis Kottelat, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitora haithanhi Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitora nantingensis Chen, Cui & Yang, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitora nigrocorpa Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitora vanlani Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitora vanlongi Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitora eddsi Conway & Mayden, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitora laticauda Bhoite, Jadhav & Dahanukar, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitora ludongensis Liu & Chen, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitora jalpalli Raghavan, Tharian, Ali, Jadhav & Dahanukar, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitora chipkali Kumkar, Katwate, Raghavan & Dahanukar, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Balitoropsis ophiolepis (Bleeker, 1853)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Balitoropsis zollingeri (Bleeker, 1853)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Homaloptera javanica van Hasselt, 1823
synonymotheroriginal
Homaloptera javanica Bleeker, 1860
synonymjuniororiginal
Homaloptera maxinae Fowler, 1937
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Homaloptera nigra Alfred, 1969
synonymjuniororiginal
Homaloptera ocellata van der Hoeven, 1830
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Homaloptera confuzona Kottelat, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Glaniopsis hanitschi Boulenger, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal
Glaniopsis denudata Roberts, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal
Glaniopsis gossei Roberts, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Parhomaloptera microstoma (Boulenger, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera microstoma Boulenger, 1899
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera wassinkii Bleeker, 1853
synonymseniororiginal
Homaloptera fasciata Bleeker, 1860
synonymjuniororiginal
Homalopteroides modestus (Vinciguerra, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
Helgia modesta Vinciguerra, 1890
synonymseniororiginal
Homaloptera modesta (Vinciguerra, 1890)
synonymseniornew
Homalopteroides rupicola (Prashad & Mukerji, 1929)
acceptedseniornew
Chopraia rupicola Prashad & Mukerji, 1929
synonymseniororiginal
Homaloptera rupicola (Prashad & Mukerji, 1929)
synonymseniornew
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Homaloptera manipurensis Arunkumar, 1998
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Homalopteroides yuwonoi (Kottelat, 1998)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera yuwonoi Kottelat, 1998
synonymseniororiginal
Homalopteroides avii Randall & Page, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Neogastromyzon pauciradiatus (Inger & Chin, 1961)
acceptedseniornew
Gastromyzon pauciradiatus Inger & Chin, 1961
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon formosanus (Boulenger, 1894)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera formosana Boulenger, 1894
synonymseniororiginal
! Hemimyzon formosanum (Boulenger, 1894)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
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Hemimyzon pengi (Huang, 1982)
acceptedseniornew
Balitora pengi Huang, 1982
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Hemimyzon taitungensis Tzeng & Shen, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon megalopseos Li & Chen, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon pumilicorpora Zheng & Zhang, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon nanensis Doi & Kottelat, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon papilio Kottelat, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon confluens Kottelat, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon khonensis Kottelat, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon ecdyonuroides Freyhof & Herder, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon sheni Chen & Fang, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
Lepturichthys fimbriata (Günther, 1888)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera fimbriata Günther, 1888
synonymseniororiginal
! Lepturichthys fimbriatus (Günther, 1888)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
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Formosania lacustre (Steindachner, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Crossostoma lacustre Steindachner, 1908
synonymseniororiginal
Formosania lacustris (Steindachner, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Homaloptera formosanum Steindachner, 1908
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Formosania gilberti Oshima, 1919
synonymjuniororiginal
Crossostoma tengi Watanabe, 1983
synonymjuniororiginal
Formosania davidi (Sauvage, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Crossostoma davidi Sauvage, 1878
synonymseniororiginal
Formosania fascicauda (Nichols, 1926)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Formosania stigmata (Nichols, 1926)
acceptedseniornew
Crossostoma stigmata Nichols, 1926
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Formosania tinkhami (Herre, 1934)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Formosiana tinkhami (Herre, 1934)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
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Formosania chenyiyui (Zheng, 1991)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Formosania fasciolata (Wang, Fan & Chen, 2006)
acceptedseniornew
! Crossostoma fasciolatus Wang, Fan & Chen, 2006
synonymseniororiginal
Crossostoma fasciolatum Wang, Fan & Chen, 2006
synonymseniororiginal
Formosania galericula (Zhang, 2011)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Bhavania australis (Jerdon, 1849)
acceptedseniornew
Platycara australis Jerdon, 1849
synonymseniororiginal
! Bhawania australis (Jerdon, 1849)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Homaloptera brucei (non Gray, 1830)
misappliedmisappliednew
Homaloptera maculata (non Gray, 1830)
misappliedmisappliednew
Bhavania arunachalensis Nath, Dam, Bhutia, Dey & Das, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Pseudogastromyzon fangi (Nichols, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
Crossostoma fangi Nichols, 1931
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon myersi (Herre, 1932)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniorchange in species
! Pseudogastromyzon tungpeiensis Chen & Liang, 1949
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
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acceptedseniornew
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Beaufortia daon (Mai, 1978)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
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synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
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Pseudogastromyzon laticeps Chen & Zheng, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
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Sinogastromyzon tonkinensis Pellegrin & Chevey, 1935
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Sinogastromyzon dezeensis Li, Mao & Lu, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal
Sinogastromyzon nantaiensis Chen, Han & Fang, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Sinogastromyzon maon Nguyen & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Sinogastromyzon lixianjiangensis Liu, Chen & Yang, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal
Sinogastromyzon macrostoma Liu, Chen & Yang, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Annamia normani (Hora, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Protomyzon whiteheadi (Vaillant, 1894)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera whiteheadi Vaillant, 1894
synonymseniororiginal
Protomyzon borneensis Hora & Jayaram, 1952
acceptedseniororiginal
Protomyzon griswoldi (Hora & Jayaram, 1952)
acceptedseniornew
Progastromyzon griswoldi Hora & Jayaram, 1952
synonymseniororiginal
Protomyzon aphelocheilus Inger & Chin, 1962
acceptedseniororiginal
Sewellia lineolata (Valenciennes, 1846)
acceptedseniornew
Balitora lineolata Valenciennes, 1846
synonymseniororiginal
Sewellia marmorata Serov, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
Sewellia diardi Roberts, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Sewellia elongata Roberts, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Sewellia pterolineata Roberts, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Sewellia speciosa Roberts, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Sewellia breviventralis Freyhof & Serov, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal
Sewellia patella Freyhof & Serov, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal
Sewellia albisuera Freyhof, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal
Sewellia analis Nguyen & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Sewellia medius Nguyen & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sewellia brevis Nguyen & Nguyen, 2005
ambiguousotheroriginal
Sewellia songboensis Nguyen & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Sewellia trakhucensis Nguyen & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Vanmanenia stenosoma (Boulenger, 1901)
acceptedseniornew
Homalosoma stenosoma Boulenger, 1901
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
Vanmanenia caldwelli (Nichols, 1925)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera caldwelli Nichols, 1925
synonymseniororiginal
Vanmanenia lineata (Fang, 1935)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Vanmanenia polylepis (non Pan, Liu & Zhang, 1983)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniornew
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synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
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synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
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synonymseniornew
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Vanmanenia hainanensis Chen & Zheng, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Vanmanenia xinyiensis Zheng & Chen, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal
Vanmanenia polylepis Pan, Liu & Zhang, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal
Vanmanenia crassicauda Kottelat, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal
Homalosoma crassicauda (Kottelat, 2000)
synonymseniornew
Vanmanenia homalocephala Zhang & Zhao, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Homalosoma serrilineata (Kottelat, 2000)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
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Vanmanenia maculata Yi, Zhang & Shen, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
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synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
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Paraprotomyzon multifasciatus Pellegrin & Fang, 1935
acceptedseniororiginal
Homaloptera multifasciata (Pellegrin & Fang, 1935)
synonymseniornew
Paraprotomyzon lungkowensis Xie, Yang & Gong, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Paraprotomyzon yunnanensis Li, Lu & Mao, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Homaloptera ripleyi (Fowler, 1940)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
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Homaloptera lepidogaster Weber & de Beaufort, 1916
synonymjuniororiginal
Homaloptera modiglianii (non Perugia, 1893)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Homaloptera amphisquamata (non Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Homaloptera modigliani Perugia, 1893
synonymseniororiginal
Homalopterula amphisquamata (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera amphisquamata Weber & de Beaufort, 1916
synonymseniororiginal
Homalopterula heterolepis (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera heterolepis Weber & de Beaufort, 1916
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Homaloptera ulmeri Fowler, 1940
synonymjuniororiginal
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Travancoria elongata Pethiyagoda & Kottelat, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
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Metahomaloptera longicauda Yang, Chen & Yang, 2007
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Pseudohomaloptera vulgaris (Kottelat & Chu, 1988)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera vulgaris Kottelat & Chu, 1988
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Balitoropsis vulgaris (Kottelat & Chu, 1988)
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acceptedseniornew
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Plesiomyzon baotingensis Zheng & Chen, 1980
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Jinshaia sinensis (Sauvage & Dabry de Thiersant, 1874)
acceptedseniornew
Psilorhynchus sinensis Sauvage & Dabry de Thiersant, 1874
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Hemimyzon sinensis (Sauvage & Dabry de Thiersant, 1874)
synonymseniornew
Hemimzon sinensis (Sauvage & Dabry de Thiersant, 1874)
synonymseniornew
Homaloptera sinensis (Sauvage & Darby de Thiersant, 1874)
synonymseniornew
Jinshaia abbreviata (Günther, 1892)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera abbreviata Günther, 1892
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Hemimyzon abbreviata (Günther, 1892)
synonymseniornew
Jinshaia niulanjiangensis Li, Mao & Lu, 1998
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Cryptotora thamicola (Kottelat, 1988)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera thamicola Kottelat, 1988
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Dienbienia namnuaensis Nguyen & Nguyen, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemimyzon namnuaensis (Nguyen & Nguyen, 2002)
synonymseniornew
Erromyzon sinensis (Chen, 1980)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Erromyzon compactus Kottelat, 2004
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Erromyzon yangi Neely, Conway & Mayden, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal
Erromyzon kalotaenia Yang, Kottelat, Yang & Chen, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
Katibasia insidiosa Kottelat, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal
Parasewellia tetralobata Nguyen & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Parasewellia monolobata Nguyen & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Parasewellia polylobata Nguyen & Nguyen, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
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Ghatsa montana (Herre, 1945)
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Homaloptera pillai (non Indra & Rema Devi, 1981)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Ghatsa pillaii (Indra & Rema Devi, 1981)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera pillaii Indra & Rema Devi, 1981
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! Homaloptera pillai Indra & Rema Devi, 1981
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Ghatsa menoni (Shaji & Easa, 1995)
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Homaloptera menoni Shaji & Easa, 1995
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Ghatsa santhamparaiensis (Arunachalam, Johnson & Rema Devi, 2002)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera santhamparaiensis Arunachalam, Johnson & Rema Devi, 2002
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Ghatsa silasi (Madhusoodana Kurup & Radhakrishnan, 2011)
acceptedseniornew
Homaloptera silasi Madhusoodana Kurup & Radhakrishnan, 2011
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