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Fish Identification: Find Species


Family: Cobitidae Loaches
Subfamily: Cobitinae


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204 species (see list below)

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Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Acanthopsoides delphax Siebert, 1991

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Acanthopsoides delphax
[]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Acanthopsoides gracilentus (Smith, 1945)

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Acanthopsoides gracilentus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Acanthopsoides gracilis
[]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Acanthopsoides hapalias Siebert, 1991

Photo by FAO
 
Acanthopsoides hapalias
[]

Photo by Ott, G.

Asia
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Acanthopsoides molobrion Siebert, 1991

Photo by Ott, G.
 
Acanthopsoides molobrion
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Acanthopsoides namromensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Acanthopsoides robertsi
[]

Photo by Wickham, M.

Asia
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Acantopsis dialuzona Van Hasselt, 1823

Photo by Wickham, M.
 
Acantopsis dialuzona
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Acantopsis dinema
[Peppered horseface loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Acantopsis ioa
[Slender horseface loach]
No picture found
Asia

 
Acantopsis multistigmatus
[]

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.

Asia
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL
Acantopsis octoactinotos Siebert, 1991

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Acantopsis octoactinotos
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12.0 cm SL

 
Acantopsis rungthipae
[Piebald horseface loach]

Photo by Udomrittiruj, K.

Asia
Max. Length 30 cm NG
Acantopsis spectabilis (Blyth, 1860)

Photo by Udomrittiruj, K.
 
Acantopsis spectabilis
[]

Photo by Suvarnaraksha, A.

Asia
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Acantopsis thiemmedhi Sontirat, 1999

Photo by Suvarnaraksha, A.
 
Acantopsis thiemmedhi
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Bibarba bibarba
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Bibarba parvoculus
[]

Photo by AquaNet

Asia
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Canthophrys gongota (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by AquaNet
 
Canthophrys gongota
[Gongota loach]
No picture found
Europe

 
Cobitis albicoloris
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 7.4 cm TL

 
Cobitis amphilekta
[]
No picture found
Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Cobitis arachthosensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.0 cm SL

 
Cobitis arenae
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Cobitis australis
[]

Photo by Mousavi-Sabet, H.

Asia
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Cobitis avicennae Mousavi-Sabet, Vatandoust, Esmaeili, Geiger & Freyhof, 2015

Photo by Mousavi-Sabet, H.
 
Cobitis avicennae
[Zagros spined loach]

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.

Asia
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Cobitis battalgili B?cescu, 1962

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.
 
Cobitis battalgili
[Battalgil spined loach]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Cobitis bilineata Canestrini, 1865

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Cobitis bilineata
[]

Photo by Gülle, ?,

Asia
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Cobitis bilseli Battalgil, 1942

Photo by Gülle, ?,
 
Cobitis bilseli
[Beysehir spined loach]

Photo by Collis, J.

Asia
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Cobitis biwae Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Photo by Collis, J.
 
Cobitis biwae
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cobitis calderoni
[]

Photo by Chae, B.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Cobitis choii Kim & Son, 1984

Photo by Chae, B.-S.
 
Cobitis choii
[Choi's spiny loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Cobitis crassicauda
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Cobitis dalmatina
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Cobitis damlae
[Dalaman spined loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Cobitis dolichorhynchus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Cobitis dorademiri
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 16.3 cm SL

 
Cobitis elazigensis
[Tigris spined loach]

Photo by Kohout, J.

Europe
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Cobitis elongata Heckel & Kner, 1858

Photo by Kohout, J.
 
Cobitis elongata
[]

Photo by Kohout, J.

Europe
Max. Length 14.6 cm TL
Cobitis elongatoides B?cescu & Mayer, 1969

Photo by Kohout, J.
 
Cobitis elongatoides
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Cobitis evreni
[Ceyhan spined loach]

Photo by Giannetto, D.

Asia
Max. Length 10.4 cm TL
Cobitis fahirae Erk'akan, Atalay-Ekmekçi & Nalbant, 1998

Photo by Giannetto, D.
 
Cobitis fahirae
[Küçük Menderes spined loach]

Photo by Mousavi-Sabet, H.

Asia
Max. Length 8.7 cm TL
Cobitis faridpaki Mousavi-Sabet, Vasil'eva, Vatandoust & Vasil'ev, 2011

Photo by Mousavi-Sabet, H.
 
Cobitis faridpaki
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Cobitis fasciola
[]

Photo by Shandikov, G.A.

Europe
Max. Length 8.8 cm TL
Cobitis gladkovi Vasil'ev & Vasil'eva, 2008

Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Cobitis gladkovi
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis guttata
[]

Photo by Chae, B.-S.

Asia

Cobitis hankugensis Kim, Park, Son & Nalbant, 2003

Photo by Chae, B.-S.
 
Cobitis hankugensis
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Cobitis hellenica
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Cobitis illyrica
[]

Photo by Mustafic, P.

Europe

Cobitis jadovaensis Mustafic & Mrakovcic, 2008

Photo by Mustafic, P.
 
Cobitis jadovaensis
[]
No picture found
South East Asia
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Cobitis kaibarai
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Cobitis kellei
[Göksü spined loach]

Photo by Askari, G.

Asia
Max. Length 9.3 cm TL
Cobitis keyvani Mousavi-Sabet, Yerli, Vatandoust, Özeren & Moradkhani, 2012

Photo by Askari, G.
 
Cobitis keyvani
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Cobitis kurui
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Cobitis laoensis
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis lebedevi
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis levantina
[Orontes spined loach]

Photo by Esmaeili, H.R.

Asia
Max. Length 9.9 cm TL
Cobitis linea (Heckel, 1847)

Photo by Esmaeili, H.R.
 
Cobitis linea
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis longitaeniatus
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cobitis lutheri Rendahl, 1935

Photo by CAFS
 
Cobitis lutheri
[Luther's spiny loach]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL
Cobitis macrostigma Dabry de Thiersant, 1872

Photo by CAFS
 
Cobitis macrostigma
[]
No picture found
South East Asia
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Cobitis magnostriata
[]

Photo by Delgado Saez, J.A.

Africa
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Cobitis maroccana Pellegrin, 1929

Photo by Delgado Saez, J.A.
 
Cobitis maroccana
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Cobitis matsubarai
[]
No picture found
Europe

 
Cobitis megaspila
[]

Photo by Artaev, O.

Europe
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cobitis melanoleuca Nichols, 1925

Photo by Artaev, O.
 
Cobitis melanoleuca
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Cobitis meridionalis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Cobitis microcephala
[]

Photo by Shiina, M.

Asia
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Cobitis minamorii Nakajima, 2012

Photo by Shiina, M.
 
Cobitis minamorii
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Cobitis multimaculata
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10.2 cm TL

 
Cobitis narentana
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis nuicocensis
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Cobitis ohridana
[]

Photo by Chae, B.-S.

Asia

Cobitis pacifica Kim, Park & Nalbant, 1999

Photo by Chae, B.-S.
 
Cobitis pacifica
[]

Photo by Ribeiro, F.

Europe
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Cobitis paludica (de Buen, 1930)

Photo by Ribeiro, F.
 
Cobitis paludica
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis phongnhaensis
[]

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.

Asia

Cobitis phrygica Battalgazi, 1944

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.
 
Cobitis phrygica
[Aci spined loach]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Cobitis pontica
[Pontic spined loach]
No picture found
Europe and Asia
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Cobitis puncticulata
[Spotted spined loach]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cobitis punctilineata
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.0 cm SL

 
Cobitis rara
[]
No picture found
Europe

 
Cobitis rhodopensis
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis satunini
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Cobitis shikokuensis
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis sibirica
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 13.4 cm TL

 
Cobitis simplicispina
[Sakarya spined loach]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 15.3 cm TL
Cobitis sinensis Sauvage & Dabry de Thiersant, 1874

Photo by CAFS
 
Cobitis sinensis
[Siberian spiny loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Cobitis sipahilerae
[]

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.

Asia
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Cobitis splendens Erk'akan, Atalay-Ekmekçi & Nalbant, 1998

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.
 
Cobitis splendens
[Splendid spined loach]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis squataeniatus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Cobitis stenocauda
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Cobitis stephanidisi
[]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cobitis striata Ikeda, 1936

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Cobitis striata
[]

Photo by Kutsarov, Y.

Europe
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Cobitis strumicae Karaman, 1955

Photo by Kutsarov, Y.
 
Cobitis strumicae
[Bulgarian spined loach]

Photo by Østergaard, T.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL
Cobitis taenia Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Cobitis taenia
[Spined loach]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis takatsuensis
[]

Photo by Naseka, A.M.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Cobitis tanaitica B?cescu & Mayer, 1969

Photo by Naseka, A.M.
 
Cobitis tanaitica
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Cobitis taurica
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis tetralineata
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Cobitis trichonica
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Cobitis turcica
[Turkish spined loach]

Photo by Sediva, A.

Europe
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Cobitis vardarensis Karaman, 1928

Photo by Sediva, A.
 
Cobitis vardarensis
[Vardar spined loach]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Cobitis vettonica
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis ylengensis
[]

Photo by Bianco, P.G.

Europe
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Cobitis zanandreai Cavicchioli, 1965

Photo by Bianco, P.G.
 
Cobitis zanandreai
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis zhejiangensis
[]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Iksookimia hugowolfeldi Nalbant, 1993

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Iksookimia hugowolfeldi
[]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Iksookimia koreensis (Kim, 1975)

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Iksookimia koreensis
[]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Iksookimia longicorpa (Kim, Choi & Nalbant, 1976)

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Iksookimia longicorpa
[]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Iksookimia pumila (Kim & Lee, 1987)

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Iksookimia pumila
[Puan spine loach]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Iksookimia yongdokensis Kim & Park, 1997

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Iksookimia yongdokensis
[]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL
Kichulchoia brevifasciata (Kim & Lee, 1995)

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Kichulchoia brevifasciata
[]

Photo by Hong, Y.-K.

Asia
Max. Length 13.4 cm SL
Koreocobitis naktongensis Kim, Park & Nalbant, 2000

Photo by Hong, Y.-K.
 
Koreocobitis naktongensis
[]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Koreocobitis rotundicaudata (Wakiya & Mori, 1929)

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Koreocobitis rotundicaudata
[White nose loach]
No picture found
South East Asia
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Kottelatlimia hipporhynchos
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Kottelatlimia katik
[]

Photo by Ott, G.

Asia
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Kottelatlimia pristes (Roberts, 1989)

Photo by Ott, G.
 
Kottelatlimia pristes
[]
No picture found
Lepidocephalichthys al
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Lepidocephalichthys alkaia
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Lepidocephalichthys annandalei
[Annandale loach]

Photo by Bakalial, B.

Asia

Lepidocephalichthys arunachalensis (Datta & Barman, 1984)

Photo by Bakalial, B.
 
Lepidocephalichthys arunachalensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.6 cm TL

 
Lepidocephalichthys barbatuloides
[]

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.

Asia
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Lepidocephalichthys berdmorei (Blyth, 1860)

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Lepidocephalichthys berdmorei
[Burmese loach]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 11 cm
Lepidocephalichthys birmanicus (Rendahl, 1948)

Photo by FAO
 
Lepidocephalichthys birmanicus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Lepidocephalichthys coromandelensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Lepidocephalichthys furcatus
[]

Photo by Mrinal Kumar Das/S.C. Bordoloi

Asia
Max. Length 7.0 cm TL
Lepidocephalichthys goalparensis Pillai & Yazdani, 1976

Photo by Mrinal Kumar Das/S.C. Bordoloi
 
Lepidocephalichthys goalparensis
[]

Photo by Mahalder, B.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Lepidocephalichthys guntea (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Mahalder, B.
 
Lepidocephalichthys guntea
[Guntea loach]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Lepidocephalichthys hasselti (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Lepidocephalichthys hasselti
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 34 cm TL

 
Lepidocephalichthys irrorata
[Loktak loach]

Photo by Ott, G.

Asia
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Lepidocephalichthys jonklaasi (Deraniyagala, 1956)

Photo by Ott, G.
 
Lepidocephalichthys jonklaasi
[Jonklaas' s loach]
No picture found
Lepidocephalichthys kr
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Lepidocephalichthys kranos
[]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Lepidocephalichthys lorentzi (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Lepidocephalichthys lorentzi
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 56 cm TL

 
Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis
[Yu loach]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 6 cm NG
Lepidocephalichthys micropogon (Blyth, 1860)

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Lepidocephalichthys micropogon
[]

Photo by Artaev, O.

Asia
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Lepidocephalichthys thermalis (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Artaev, O.
 
Lepidocephalichthys thermalis
[Common spiny loach]
No picture found
Asia.

 
Lepidocephalichthys tomaculum
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Lepidocephalichthys zeppelini
[]

Photo by Panitvong, N.

Asia
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Lepidocephalus macrochir (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Lepidocephalus macrochir
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.0 cm SL

 
Lepidocephalus nanensis
[]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Lepidocephalus spectrum Roberts, 1989

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Lepidocephalus spectrum
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Microcobitis misgurnoides
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (Cantor, 1842)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus
[Pond loach]
No picture found
Asia

 
Misgurnus buphoensis
[]

Photo by Tveskov, E.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 30.7 cm TL
Misgurnus fossilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Tveskov, E.
 
Misgurnus fossilis
[Weatherfish]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Misgurnus mizolepis Günther, 1888

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Misgurnus mizolepis
[Chinese muddy loach]

Photo by Naseka, A.M.

Asia

Misgurnus mohoity (Dybowski, 1869)

Photo by Naseka, A.M.
 
Misgurnus mohoity
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Misgurnus multimaculatus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15.6 cm TL

 
Misgurnus nikolskyi
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Misgurnus tonkinensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Neoeucirrhichthys maydelli
[Goalpara loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Niwaella delicata
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Niwaella laterimaculata
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Niwaella longibarba
[]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Niwaella multifasciata (Wakiya & Mori, 1929)

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Niwaella multifasciata
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Niwaella xinjiangensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Pangio agma
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Pangio alcoides
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Pangio alternans
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Pangio ammophila
[]

Photo by Greco, F.M.

Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Pangio anguillaris (Vaillant, 1902)

Photo by Greco, F.M.
 
Pangio anguillaris
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Pangio apoda
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Pangio atactos
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Pangio bitaimac
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.3 cm TL

 
Pangio borneensis
[]

Photo by Panitvong, N.

Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Pangio cuneovirgata (Raut, 1957)

Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Pangio cuneovirgata
[]

Photo by Ott, G.

Asia
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pangio doriae (Perugia, 1892)

Photo by Ott, G.
 
Pangio doriae
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Pangio elongata
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Pangio filinaris
[]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Pangio fusca (Blyth, 1860)

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Pangio fusca
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Pangio goaensis
[Indian coolie-loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3.0 cm SL

 
Pangio incognito
[]

Photo by Dikic, D.

Asia.
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Pangio kuhlii (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Dikic, D.
 
Pangio kuhlii
[Coolie loach]

Photo by Hadiaty, R.K.

Asia
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Pangio lidi Hadiaty & Kottelat, 2009

Photo by Hadiaty, R.K.
 
Pangio lidi
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Pangio longimanus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Pangio longipinnis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Pangio lumbriciformis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Pangio malayana
[]

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.

Asia
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Pangio mariarum (Inger & Chin, 1962)

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Pangio mariarum
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Pangio muraeniformis
[]

Photo by Panitvong, N.

Asia
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Pangio myersi (Harry, 1949)

Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Pangio myersi
[]

Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Asia
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Pangio oblonga (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.
 
Pangio oblonga
[Java loach]

Photo by Mahalder, B.

Asia
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Pangio pangia (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Mahalder, B.
 
Pangio pangia
[]
No picture found
Asia.
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Pangio piperata
[]
No picture found
Asia.
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Pangio pulla
[]
No picture found
Asia.

 
Pangio robiginosa
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Pangio semicincta
[]

Photo by Ott, G.

Asia
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Pangio shelfordii (Popta, 1903)

Photo by Ott, G.
 
Pangio shelfordii
[Borneo loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Pangio signicauda
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5.1 cm TL

 
Pangio superba
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.4 cm

 
Paralepidocephalus guishanensis
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Paralepidocephalus yui
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 15.4 cm TL
Paramisgurnus dabryanus Dabry de Thiersant, 1872

Photo by CAFS
 
Paramisgurnus dabryanus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Protocobitis anteroventris
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL

 
Protocobitis polylepis
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia

Protocobitis typhlops Yang, Chen & Lan, 1993

Photo by CAFS
 
Protocobitis typhlops
[]

Photo by Abbasi, K.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Sabanejewia aurata (De Filippi, 1863)

Photo by Abbasi, K.
 
Sabanejewia aurata
[Golden spined loach]

Photo by Pekarik, L.

Europe
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Sabanejewia balcanica (Karaman, 1922)

Photo by Pekarik, L.
 
Sabanejewia balcanica
[Balcan spined loach]

Photo by Shandikov, G.A.

Europe
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Sabanejewia baltica Witkowski, 1994

Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Sabanejewia baltica
[]

Photo by Otel, V.

Europe
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Sabanejewia bulgarica (Drensky, 1928)

Photo by Otel, V.
 
Sabanejewia bulgarica
[]
No picture found
Caspian basin
Max. Length 8.8 cm TL

 
Sabanejewia caspia
[Caspian spined loach]

Photo by Naseka, A.M.

Asia and Europe
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Sabanejewia caucasica (Berg, 1906)

Photo by Naseka, A.M.
 
Sabanejewia caucasica
[Ciscaucasian spined loach]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Sabanejewia kubanica
[]

Photo by Ott, G.

Europe
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Sabanejewia larvata (De Filippi, 1859)

Photo by Ott, G.
 
Sabanejewia larvata
[]

Photo by Ott, G.

Europe
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Sabanejewia romanica (B?cescu, 1943)

Photo by Ott, G.
 
Sabanejewia romanica
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Sabanejewia vallachica
[Eastern Carpathian golden loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.4 cm TL

 
Theriodes sandakanensis
[]
204 Species of Family Cobitidae
(Loaches)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1991 Acanthopsoides delphax Asia 6 SL
1945 Acanthopsoides gracilentus Asia 6 SL
1934 Acanthopsoides gracilis Asia 5.4 SL
1991 Acanthopsoides hapalias Asia 6 TL
1991 Acanthopsoides molobrion Asia 4.5 SL
2005 Acanthopsoides namromensis Asia
1991 Acanthopsoides robertsi Asia 5.5 SL
1823 Acantopsis dialuzona Asia 25 SL
2017 Acantopsis dinema Peppered horseface loach Asia 11.7 SL
2017 Acantopsis ioa Slender horseface loach Asia 13.2 SL
2005 Acantopsis multistigmatus Asia
1991 Acantopsis octoactinotos Asia 9.6 SL
2017 Acantopsis rungthipae Piebald horseface loach Asia 12.0 SL
1860 Acantopsis spectabilis Asia 30 NG
1999 Acantopsis thiemmedhi Asia 11.8 SL
2007 Bibarba bibarba Asia 5.5 SL
2015 Bibarba parvoculus Asia 5.7 SL
1822 Canthophrys gongota Gongota loach Asia 13 TL
1932 Cobitis albicoloris Europe
2012 Cobitis amphilekta Asia 7.4 TL
1996 Cobitis arachthosensis Mediterranean Sea 7.9 SL
1934 Cobitis arenae Asia 8.0 SL
2013 Cobitis australis Asia 8.3 SL
2015 Cobitis avicennae Zagros spined loach Asia 10.9 SL
1962 Cobitis battalgili Battalgil spined loach Asia 7.2 SL
1865 Cobitis bilineata Europe 10 SL
1942 Cobitis bilseli Beysehir spined loach Asia 23.5 TL
1901 Cobitis biwae Asia 9 TL
1962 Cobitis calderoni Europe 10 SL
1984 Cobitis choii Choi's spiny loach Asia 8.5 TL
2013 Cobitis crassicauda Asia 9.6 SL
1928 Cobitis dalmatina Europe 6.7 SL
2014 Cobitis damlae Dalaman spined loach Asia 6.4 SL
1918 Cobitis dolichorhynchus Asia 10.8 SL
2017 Cobitis dorademiri Asia 8.1 SL
1988 Cobitis elazigensis Tigris spined loach Asia 16.3 SL
1858 Cobitis elongata Europe 16 SL
1969 Cobitis elongatoides Europe 14.6 TL
2008 Cobitis evreni Ceyhan spined loach Asia 11.7 SL
1998 Cobitis fahirae Küçük Menderes spined loach Asia 10.4 TL
2011 Cobitis faridpaki Asia 8.7 TL
2013 Cobitis fasciola Asia 10.6 SL
2008 Cobitis gladkovi Europe 8.8 TL
2005 Cobitis guttata Asia
2003 Cobitis hankugensis Asia
1996 Cobitis hellenica Europe 9 SL
2007 Cobitis illyrica Europe 6.5 SL
2008 Cobitis jadovaensis Europe
2012 Cobitis kaibarai South East Asia 5.4 SL
1998 Cobitis kellei Göksü spined loach Asia 4.6 SL
2012 Cobitis keyvani Asia 9.3 TL
1998 Cobitis kurui Asia 4.4 SL
1878 Cobitis laoensis Asia 10.6 SL
1985 Cobitis lebedevi Asia
1992 Cobitis levantina Orontes spined loach Asia
1847 Cobitis linea Asia 9.9 TL
2008 Cobitis longitaeniatus Asia
1935 Cobitis lutheri Luther's spiny loach Asia 12 TL
1872 Cobitis macrostigma Asia 13.7 SL
2012 Cobitis magnostriata South East Asia 9.4 SL
1929 Cobitis maroccana Africa 8 TL
1939 Cobitis matsubarai Asia 8 SL
1993 Cobitis megaspila Europe
1925 Cobitis melanoleuca Europe 20 TL
1924 Cobitis meridionalis Europe 11 SL
2011 Cobitis microcephala Asia 6.0 SL
2012 Cobitis minamorii Asia 7.4 SL
2011 Cobitis multimaculata Asia 9.2 SL
1928 Cobitis narentana Europe 10.2 TL
2005 Cobitis nuicocensis Asia
1928 Cobitis ohridana Europe 6.8 SL
1999 Cobitis pacifica Asia
1930 Cobitis paludica Europe 13 SL
2008 Cobitis phongnhaensis Asia
1944 Cobitis phrygica Aci spined loach Asia
2006 Cobitis pontica Pontic spined loach Europe 10.1 SL
1998 Cobitis puncticulata Spotted spined loach Europe and Asia 7.8 SL
1996 Cobitis punctilineata Europe 10 SL
1981 Cobitis rara Asia 10.0 SL
1998 Cobitis rhodopensis Europe
1935 Cobitis satunini Asia
2006 Cobitis shikokuensis Asia 5.6 SL
1935 Cobitis sibirica Asia
1925 Cobitis simplicispina Sakarya spined loach Asia 13.4 TL
1874 Cobitis sinensis Siberian spiny loach Asia 15.3 TL
2017 Cobitis sipahilerae Asia 8.8 SL
1998 Cobitis splendens Splendid spined loach Asia 10.5 TL
2008 Cobitis squataeniatus Asia
2013 Cobitis stenocauda Asia 9.2 SL
1992 Cobitis stephanidisi Europe 9 SL
1936 Cobitis striata Asia 10 TL
1955 Cobitis strumicae Bulgarian spined loach Europe 11 SL
1758 Cobitis taenia Spined loach Europe and Asia 13.5 TL
1970 Cobitis takatsuensis Asia
1969 Cobitis tanaitica Europe and Asia 9.5 SL
2005 Cobitis taurica Europe 9.7 SL
1999 Cobitis tetralineata Asia
1974 Cobitis trichonica Europe 8 SL
1925 Cobitis turcica Turkish spined loach Asia 8.1 SL
1928 Cobitis vardarensis Vardar spined loach Europe 11 TL
1997 Cobitis vettonica Europe 9 SL
2003 Cobitis ylengensis Asia
1965 Cobitis zanandreai Europe 7.5 SL
2005 Cobitis zhejiangensis Asia
1993 Iksookimia hugowolfeldi Asia 12 TL
1975 Iksookimia koreensis Asia 7.5 TL
1976 Iksookimia longicorpa Asia 11 TL
1987 Iksookimia pumila Puan spine loach Asia 6.5 TL
1997 Iksookimia yongdokensis Asia 8.9 SL
1995 Kichulchoia brevifasciata Asia 6.0 SL
2000 Koreocobitis naktongensis Asia 13.4 SL
1929 Koreocobitis rotundicaudata White nose loach Asia 17 TL
2008 Kottelatlimia hipporhynchos South East Asia 5.2 SL
1992 Kottelatlimia katik Asia 13.5 SL
1989 Kottelatlimia pristes Asia 4 SL
2010 Lepidocephalichthys alkaia Lepidocephalichthys al 3.8 SL
1912 Lepidocephalichthys annandalei Annandale loach Asia 4.3 SL
1984 Lepidocephalichthys arunachalensis Asia
1851 Lepidocephalichthys barbatuloides Asia 4.6 TL
1860 Lepidocephalichthys berdmorei Burmese loach Asia 8 SL
1948 Lepidocephalichthys birmanicus Asia 11
1992 Lepidocephalichthys coromandelensis Asia 5.7 SL
1933 Lepidocephalichthys furcatus Asia 5 SL
1976 Lepidocephalichthys goalparensis Asia 7.0 TL
1822 Lepidocephalichthys guntea Guntea loach Asia 15 TL
1846 Lepidocephalichthys hasselti Asia 6 SL
1921 Lepidocephalichthys irrorata Loktak loach Asia 34 TL
1956 Lepidocephalichthys jonklaasi Jonklaas' s loach Asia 6 TL
2010 Lepidocephalichthys kranos Lepidocephalichthys kr 4.4 SL
1916 Lepidocephalichthys lorentzi Asia 3.3 SL
2000 Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis Yu loach Asia 56 TL
1860 Lepidocephalichthys micropogon Asia 6 NG
1846 Lepidocephalichthys thermalis Common spiny loach Asia 38 SL
1992 Lepidocephalichthys tomaculum Asia.
2010 Lepidocephalichthys zeppelini Asia 2.6 SL
1854 Lepidocephalus macrochir Asia 9 TL
2014 Lepidocephalus nanensis Asia 8.0 SL
1989 Lepidocephalus spectrum Asia 7.5 TL
1944 Microcobitis misgurnoides Asia 4.1 SL
1842 Misgurnus anguillicaudatus Pond loach Asia 28 SL
1995 Misgurnus buphoensis Asia
1758 Misgurnus fossilis Weatherfish Europe and Asia 30.7 TL
1888 Misgurnus mizolepis Chinese muddy loach Asia 20 TL
1869 Misgurnus mohoity Asia
1944 Misgurnus multimaculatus Asia
2001 Misgurnus nikolskyi Asia 15.6 TL
1937 Misgurnus tonkinensis Asia
1968 Neoeucirrhichthys maydelli Goalpara loach Asia 3.6 SL
1937 Niwaella delicata Asia 11 TL
1984 Niwaella laterimaculata Asia
2005 Niwaella longibarba Asia
1929 Niwaella multifasciata Asia 15 TL
2005 Niwaella xinjiangensis Asia
1992 Pangio agma Asia 6.3 SL
1993 Pangio alcoides Asia 3.9 SL
1993 Pangio alternans Asia 3.6 SL
2012 Pangio ammophila Asia 2.9 SL
1902 Pangio anguillaris Asia 12 SL
2007 Pangio apoda Asia 3.8 SL
2009 Pangio atactos Asia 5.1 SL
2009 Pangio bitaimac Asia 9.5 SL
1894 Pangio borneensis Asia 6.3 TL
1957 Pangio cuneovirgata Asia 6 SL
1892 Pangio doriae Asia 9 TL
2007 Pangio elongata Asia 4.8 SL
1993 Pangio filinaris Asia 3.8 SL
1860 Pangio fusca Asia 8 SL
1972 Pangio goaensis Indian coolie-loach Asia 3.1 SL
1993 Pangio incognito Asia 3.0 SL
1846 Pangio kuhlii Coolie loach Asia. 12 TL
2009 Pangio lidi Asia 6.7 SL
2010 Pangio longimanus Asia
1992 Pangio longipinnis Asia 6.2 SL
2007 Pangio lumbriciformis Asia 5.2 SL
1956 Pangio malayana Asia 6 SL
1962 Pangio mariarum Asia 6.5 TL
1933 Pangio muraeniformis Asia 3.6 SL
1949 Pangio myersi Asia 10 SL
1846 Pangio oblonga Java loach Asia 8 TL
1822 Pangio pangia Asia 6.5 TL
1993 Pangio piperata Asia. 5.2 SL
1993 Pangio pulla Asia. 6.1 SL
1957 Pangio robiginosa Asia.
1940 Pangio semicincta Asia
1903 Pangio shelfordii Borneo loach Asia 8 TL
2007 Pangio signicauda Asia 4.2 SL
1989 Pangio superba Asia 5.1 TL
2004 Paralepidocephalus guishanensis Asia 9.4
1935 Paralepidocephalus yui Asia
1872 Paramisgurnus dabryanus Asia 15.4 TL
2013 Protocobitis anteroventris Asia 7.6 SL
2008 Protocobitis polylepis Asia 3.3 SL
1993 Protocobitis typhlops Asia
1863 Sabanejewia aurata Golden spined loach Europe and Asia 14 TL
1922 Sabanejewia balcanica Balcan spined loach Europe 9 SL
1994 Sabanejewia baltica Europe 9 SL
1928 Sabanejewia bulgarica Europe 12 TL
1838 Sabanejewia caspia Caspian spined loach Caspian basin 8.8 TL
1906 Sabanejewia caucasica Ciscaucasian spined loach Asia and Europe 10.5 TL
1988 Sabanejewia kubanica Europe 6.5 SL
1859 Sabanejewia larvata Europe 9 TL
1943 Sabanejewia romanica Europe 12 TL
1957 Sabanejewia vallachica Eastern Carpathian golden loach Europe 9 SL
1962 Theriodes sandakanensis Asia 4.4 TL



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