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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cobitidae Loaches
Subfamily: Cobitinae
Genus: Lepidocephalichthys

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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