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Family: Balitoridae River loaches



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108 species
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Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Balitora annamitica Kottelat, 1988

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Balitora annamitica
[]



Asia
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Balitora brucei Gray, 1830

Photo by Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Balitora brucei
[Gray's stone loach]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Balitora burmanica Hora, 1932

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Balitora burmanica
[Burmese stone loach]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Balitora chipkali
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Balitora eddsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Balitora elongata
[]
No picture found


 
Balitora haithanhi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Balitora jalpalli
[]



Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Balitora kwangsiensis (Fang, 1930)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Balitora kwangsiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Balitora lancangjiangensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Balitora laticauda
[]



Asia
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Balitora longibarbata (Chen, 1982)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Balitora longibarbata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Balitora ludongensis
[Ludong hillstream loach]



Asia
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Balitora meridionalis Kottelat, 1988

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Balitora meridionalis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Balitora mysorensis Hora, 1941

Photo by Photo by Johnson, J.A.
 
Balitora mysorensis
[Slender stone loach]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Balitora nantingensis
[]
No picture found


 
Balitora nigrocorpa
[]



Asia

Balitora nujiangensis Zhang & Zheng, 1983

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Balitora nujiangensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Balitora tchangi
[]
No picture found


 
Balitora vanlani
[]
No picture found


 
Balitora vanlongi
[]



Asia
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Balitoropsis ophiolepis (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Balitoropsis ophiolepis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Balitoropsis zollingeri (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Balitoropsis zollingeri
[]
No picture found


 
Bhavania arunachalensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Bhavania australis (Jerdon, 1849)

Photo by Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Bhavania australis
[Western Ghat loach]



Asia
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Cryptotora thamicola (Kottelat, 1988)

Photo by Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Cryptotora thamicola
[Cave angel fish]
No picture found


 
Dienbienia namnuaensis
[]
No picture found


 
Ghatsa menoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Ghatsa montana
[Anamalai loach]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Ghatsa pillaii
[]



Asia
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Ghatsa santhamparaiensis (Arunachalam, Johnson & Rema Devi, 2002)

Photo by Photo by Johnson, J.A.
 
Ghatsa santhamparaiensis
[]
No picture found


 
Ghatsa silasi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Hemimyzon confluens
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Hemimyzon ecdyonuroides
[]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Hemimyzon formosanus (Boulenger, 1894)

Photo by Photo by Liao, T.-Y.
 
Hemimyzon formosanus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Hemimyzon khonensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Hemimyzon macroptera
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Hemimyzon megalopseos
[]



Asia
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL
Hemimyzon nanensis Doi & Kottelat, 1998

Photo by Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Hemimyzon nanensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL
Hemimyzon papilio Kottelat, 1998

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Hemimyzon papilio
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Hemimyzon pengi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Hemimyzon pumilicorpora
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Hemimyzon sheni
[]
No picture found


 
Hemimyzon songamensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Hemimyzon taitungensis Tzeng & Shen, 1982

Photo by Photo by Liao, T.-Y.
 
Hemimyzon taitungensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Hemimyzon yaotanensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm NG
Homaloptera bilineata Blyth, 1860

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Homaloptera bilineata
[]



Asia
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Homaloptera confuzona Kottelat, 2000

Photo by Photo by Ott, G.
 
Homaloptera confuzona
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.5 cm TL

 
Homaloptera ocellata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Homaloptera ogilviei
[]



Asia
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Homaloptera orthogoniata Vaillant, 1902

Photo by Photo by Ott, G.
 
Homaloptera orthogoniata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.0 cm SL

 
Homaloptera parclitella
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Homalopteroides avii
[]



Asia
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Homalopteroides indochinensis (Silas, 1953)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Homalopteroides indochinensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Homalopteroides manipurensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.1 cm SL

 
Homalopteroides modestus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Homalopteroides nebulosus (Alfred, 1969)

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Homalopteroides nebulosus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Homalopteroides rupicola
[]



Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Homalopteroides smithi (Hora, 1932)

Photo by Photo by Greco, F.M.
 
Homalopteroides smithi
[]



Asia
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Homalopteroides stephensoni (Hora, 1932)

Photo by Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Homalopteroides stephensoni
[]



Asia
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Homalopteroides tweediei (Herre, 1940)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Homalopteroides tweediei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Homalopteroides wassinkii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Homalopteroides weberi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Homalopteroides yuwonoi
[]
No picture found


 
Homalopterula amphisquamata
[]



Asia
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Homalopterula gymnogaster (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Winaruddin, W.
 
Homalopterula gymnogaster
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Homalopterula heterolepis
[]
No picture found


 
Homalopterula modiglianii
[]



Asia
Max. Length 5.1 cm TL
Homalopterula ripleyi Fowler, 1940

Photo by Photo by Ott, G.
 
Homalopterula ripleyi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.5 cm TL

 
Homalopterula vanderbilti
[]



Asia

Jinshaia abbreviata (Günther, 1892)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Jinshaia abbreviata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm OT

 
Jinshaia niulanjiangensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 15.4 cm TL
Jinshaia sinensis (Sauvage & Dabry de Thiersant, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Greco, F.M.
 
Jinshaia sinensis
[]
No picture found


 
Lepturichthys dolichopterus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL
Lepturichthys fimbriatus (Günther, 1888)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Lepturichthys fimbriatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Metahomaloptera longicauda
[]



Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Metahomaloptera omeiensis Chang, 1944

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Metahomaloptera omeiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2 cm SL

 
Neohomaloptera johorensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Pseudohomaloptera batek
[]



Asia
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Pseudohomaloptera leonardi (Hora, 1941)

Photo by Photo by Ott, G.
 
Pseudohomaloptera leonardi
[]



Asia

Pseudohomaloptera sexmaculata (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Pseudohomaloptera sexmaculata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm TL

 
Pseudohomaloptera tatereganii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Pseudohomaloptera vulgaris
[]



Asia
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Pseudohomaloptera yunnanensis (Chen, 1978)

Photo by Photo by Ott, G.
 
Pseudohomaloptera yunnanensis
[]



Asia

Sinogastromyzon chapaensis Mai, 1978

Photo by Photo by Liao, T.-Y.
 
Sinogastromyzon chapaensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Sinogastromyzon daduheensis
[]
No picture found


 
Sinogastromyzon daon
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.4 cm OT

 
Sinogastromyzon dezeensis
[]
No picture found


 
Sinogastromyzon hagiangensis
[]
No picture found


 
Sinogastromyzon hexaocellum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Sinogastromyzon hsiashiensis
[]
No picture found


 
Sinogastromyzon hypercorpus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Sinogastromyzon lixianjiangensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.8 cm SL

 
Sinogastromyzon macrostoma
[]
No picture found


 
Sinogastromyzon maon
[]
No picture found


 
Sinogastromyzon minutus
[]
No picture found


 
Sinogastromyzon multiocellum
[]
No picture found


 
Sinogastromyzon namnaensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Sinogastromyzon nanpanjiangensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Sinogastromyzon nantaiensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Sinogastromyzon puliensis Liang, 1974

Photo by Photo by Liao, T.-Y.
 
Sinogastromyzon puliensis
[]
No picture found


 
Sinogastromyzon rugocauda
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.0 cm SL

 
Sinogastromyzon sichangensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Sinogastromyzon szechuanensis Fang, 1930

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Sinogastromyzon szechuanensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Sinogastromyzon tonkinensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Sinogastromyzon wui Fang, 1930

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Sinogastromyzon wui
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.4 cm TL

 
Travancoria elongata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Travancoria jonesi
[Travancore loach]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Balitora annamitica Asia 12 TL 1988
Balitora brucei Gray's stone loach Asia 10.5 SL 1830
Balitora burmanica Burmese stone loach Asia 10 TL 1932
Balitora chipkali Asia 5.1 SL 2016
Balitora eddsi Asia 4.6 SL 2010
Balitora elongata Asia 6.2 SL 1985
Balitora haithanhi Asia 2005
Balitora jalpalli Asia 6.2 SL 2013
Balitora kwangsiensis Asia 12 TL 1930
Balitora lancangjiangensis Asia 7.1 SL 1980
Balitora laticauda Asia 8.4 SL 2012
Balitora longibarbata Asia 7.8 SL 1982
Balitora ludongensis Ludong hillstream loach Asia 6.3 SL 2012
Balitora meridionalis Asia 8.2 SL 1988
Balitora mysorensis Slender stone loach Asia 7.3 SL 1941
Balitora nantingensis Asia 7.1 SL 2005
Balitora nigrocorpa Asia 2005
Balitora nujiangensis Asia 1983
Balitora tchangi Asia 4.6 SL 1982
Balitora vanlani Asia 2005
Balitora vanlongi Asia 2005
Balitoropsis ophiolepis Asia 11.1 SL 1853
Balitoropsis zollingeri Asia 10 TL 1853
Bhavania arunachalensis Asia 2007
Bhavania australis Western Ghat loach Asia 9 SL 1849
Cryptotora thamicola Cave angel fish Asia 2.8 SL 1988
Dienbienia namnuaensis Asia 2002
Ghatsa menoni Asia 1995
Ghatsa montana Anamalai loach Asia 7.3 SL 1945
Ghatsa pillaii Asia 7.5 SL 1981
Ghatsa santhamparaiensis Asia 6.1 SL 2002
Ghatsa silasi Asia 2011
Hemimyzon confluens Asia 4.7 SL 2000
Hemimyzon ecdyonuroides Asia 4.2 SL 2002
Hemimyzon formosanus Asia 10 SL 1894
Hemimyzon khonensis Asia 5.1 SL 2000
Hemimyzon macroptera Asia 6.1 SL 1982
Hemimyzon megalopseos Asia 6.1 SL 1985
Hemimyzon nanensis Asia 5.7 SL 1998
Hemimyzon papilio Asia 5.9 SL 1998
Hemimyzon pengi Asia 5.9 SL 1982
Hemimyzon pumilicorpora Asia 5.7 SL 1987
Hemimyzon sheni Asia 5.0 SL 2009
Hemimyzon songamensis Asia 2005
Hemimyzon taitungensis Asia 10 TL 1982
Hemimyzon yaotanensis Asia 8.4 SL 1931
Homaloptera bilineata Asia 10 NG 1860
Homaloptera confuzona Asia 6.8 SL 2000
Homaloptera ocellata Asia 14.5 TL 1830
Homaloptera ogilviei Asia 5 SL 1967
Homaloptera orthogoniata Asia 13 SL 1902
Homaloptera parclitella Asia 10.0 SL 2005
Homalopteroides avii Asia 5.3 SL 2014
Homalopteroides indochinensis Asia 4 TL 1953
Homalopteroides manipurensis Asia 6.2 SL 1998
Homalopteroides modestus Asia 2.1 SL 1890
Homalopteroides nebulosus Asia 3.6 SL 1969
Homalopteroides rupicola Asia 2.5 SL 1929
Homalopteroides smithi Asia 6 SL 1932
Homalopteroides stephensoni Asia 6.5 SL 1932
Homalopteroides tweediei Asia 4 SL 1940
Homalopteroides wassinkii Asia 6.5 TL 1853
Homalopteroides weberi Asia 4.9 SL 1932
Homalopteroides yuwonoi Asia 4.4 SL 1998
Homalopterula amphisquamata Asia 1916
Homalopterula gymnogaster Asia 7.5 TL 1853
Homalopterula heterolepis Asia 8 TL 1916
Homalopterula modiglianii Asia 1893
Homalopterula ripleyi Asia 5.1 TL 1940
Homalopterula vanderbilti Asia 10.5 TL 1940
Jinshaia abbreviata Asia 1892
Jinshaia niulanjiangensis Asia 6.2 OT 1998
Jinshaia sinensis Asia 15.4 TL 1874
Lepturichthys dolichopterus Asia 1985
Lepturichthys fimbriatus Asia 16.1 SL 1888
Metahomaloptera longicauda Asia 4.4 SL 2007
Metahomaloptera omeiensis Asia 6 SL 1944
Neohomaloptera johorensis Asia 2 SL 1944
Pseudohomaloptera batek Asia 9.9 SL 2009
Pseudohomaloptera leonardi Asia 6.5 SL 1941
Pseudohomaloptera sexmaculata Asia 1934
Pseudohomaloptera tatereganii Asia 8.5 TL 1905
Pseudohomaloptera vulgaris Asia 5.0 SL 1988
Pseudohomaloptera yunnanensis Asia 5.8 SL 1978
Sinogastromyzon chapaensis Asia 1978
Sinogastromyzon daduheensis Asia 6.3 SL 2013
Sinogastromyzon daon Asia 2005
Sinogastromyzon dezeensis Asia 5.4 OT 1999
Sinogastromyzon hagiangensis Asia 2005
Sinogastromyzon hexaocellum Asia 2005
Sinogastromyzon hsiashiensis Asia 6.3 SL 1931
Sinogastromyzon hypercorpus Asia 2005
Sinogastromyzon lixianjiangensis Asia 5.0 SL 2010
Sinogastromyzon macrostoma Asia 5.8 SL 2010
Sinogastromyzon maon Asia 2005
Sinogastromyzon minutus Asia 1978
Sinogastromyzon multiocellum Asia 2005
Sinogastromyzon namnaensis Asia 2005
Sinogastromyzon nanpanjiangensis Asia 5.5 SL 1987
Sinogastromyzon nantaiensis Asia 4.5 SL 2002
Sinogastromyzon puliensis Asia 10 TL 1974
Sinogastromyzon rugocauda Asia 1978
Sinogastromyzon sichangensis Asia 3.0 SL 1944
Sinogastromyzon szechuanensis Asia 7.7 SL 1930
Sinogastromyzon tonkinensis Asia 3.8 SL 1935
Sinogastromyzon wui Asia 14 TL 1930
Travancoria elongata Asia 11.4 TL 1994
Travancoria jonesi Travancore loach Asia 8.4 SL 1941



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