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Family: Balitoridae River loaches



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Annamia normani Asia 7.8 SL 1931
Annamia thuathienensis Asia 2005
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
Erromyzon compactus Asia 3.1 SL 2004
Erromyzon kalotaenia Asia 4.8 SL 2012
Erromyzon sinensis Asia 5.2 SL 1980
Erromyzon yangi Asia 4.3 SL 2007
Formosania chenyiyui Asia 7.7 SL 1991
Formosania davidi Asia 7.6 SL 1878
Formosania fascicauda Asia 9 TL 1926
Formosania fasciolata Asia 11.1 TL 2006
Formosania galericula Asia 5.8 TL 2011
Formosania lacustre Asia 12 TL 1908
Formosania paucisquama Asia 6 SL 1981
Formosania stigmata Asia 10 TL 1926
Formosania tinkhami Asia 10 TL 1934
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
Glaniopsis denudata Asia 4.4 SL 1982
Glaniopsis gossei Asia 4.7 SL 1982
Glaniopsis hanitschi Asia 9.7 SL 1899
Glaniopsis multiradiata Asia 6 SL 1982
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
Hypergastromyzon eubranchus Asia 3.6 SL 1991
Hypergastromyzon humilis Asia 3.8 SL 1989
Jinshaia abbreviata Asia 1892
Jinshaia niulanjiangensis Asia 6.2 OT 1998
Jinshaia sinensis Asia 15.4 TL 1874
Katibasia insidiosa Asia 3.4 SL 2004
Lepturichthys dolichopterus Asia 1985
Lepturichthys fimbriata Asia 16.1 SL 1888
Liniparhomaloptera disparis Asia. China (Ref. 33406) 8 TL 1934
Liniparhomaloptera monoloba Asia 1978
Liniparhomaloptera obtusirostris Asia 7.0 SL 1980
Liniparhomaloptera qiongzhongensis Asia 6.7 SL 1980
Metahomaloptera longicauda Asia 4.4 SL 2007
Metahomaloptera omeiensis Asia 6 SL 1944
Neogastromyzon brunei Asia 4.1 SL 2006
Neogastromyzon chini Asia 4.5 SL 2006
Neogastromyzon crassiobex Asia 4.9 SL 2006
Neogastromyzon kottelati Asia 3.5 SL 2006
Neogastromyzon nieuwenhuisii Asia 5 SL 1905
Neogastromyzon pauciradiatus Asia 6.2 SL 1961
Neohomaloptera johorensis Asia 2 SL 1944
Paraprotomyzon bamaensis Asia 5.5 SL 1997
Paraprotomyzon lungkowensis Asia 6.2 SL 1984
Paraprotomyzon multifasciatus Asia 6.1 SL 1935
Paraprotomyzon niulanjiangensis Asia 4.1 SL 2005
Paraprotomyzon yunnanensis Asia 5.6 OT 1998
Parasewellia monolobata Asia 2005
Parasewellia polylobata Asia 2005
Parasewellia tetralobata Asia 2005
Parhomaloptera microstoma Asia 8.8 TL 1899
Plesiomyzon baotingensis Asia 3.8 SL 1980
Protomyzon aphelocheilus Asia 4.2 SL 1962
Protomyzon borneensis Asia 5.4 SL 1952
Protomyzon griswoldi Asia 6.8 SL 1952
Protomyzon whiteheadi Asia 5 SL 1894
Pseudogastromyzon buas Asia 1978
Pseudogastromyzon changtingensis Asia 6.2 SL 1942
Pseudogastromyzon cheni Asia 5 TL 1942
Pseudogastromyzon daon Asia 3.2 SL 1978
Pseudogastromyzon elongatus Asia 1978
Pseudogastromyzon fangi Asia 10 TL 1931
Pseudogastromyzon fasciatus Asia. 8.2 SL 1878
Pseudogastromyzon laticeps Asia 6.7 SL 1980
Pseudogastromyzon lianjiangensis Asia 6.9 SL 1981
Pseudogastromyzon loos Asia 1978
Pseudogastromyzon meihuashanensis Asia 1998
Pseudogastromyzon myersi Sucker-belly loach Asia 6 TL 1932
Pseudogastromyzon peristictus Asia 5.1 SL 1986
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
Sewellia albisuera Asia 6.4 SL 2003
Sewellia analis Asia 2005
Sewellia breviventralis Asia 5.1 SL 2000
Sewellia diardi Asia 7.2 SL 1998
Sewellia elongata Asia 7.3 SL 1998
Sewellia lineolata Asia 5.7 SL 1846
Sewellia marmorata Asia 5.9 SL 1996
Sewellia medius Asia 2005
Sewellia patella Asia 4.8 SL 2000
Sewellia pterolineata Asia 4.4 SL 1998
Sewellia songboensis Asia 2005
Sewellia speciosa Asia 5.4 SL 1998
Sewellia trakhucensis Asia 2005
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
Vanmanenia caldwelli Asia 7.2 SL 1925
Vanmanenia caobangensis Asia 2005
Vanmanenia crassicauda Asia 6.7 SL 2000
Vanmanenia gymnetrus Asia 9.2 SL 1980
Vanmanenia hainanensis Asia 8.7 SL 1980
Vanmanenia homalocephala Asia 4.6 SL 2000
Vanmanenia lineata Asia 9.6 SL 1935
Vanmanenia maculata Asia 8.0 SL 2014
Vanmanenia microlepis Asia 2005
Vanmanenia monofasciodorsala Asia 2005
Vanmanenia multiloba Asia 1978
Vanmanenia nahangensis Asia 2005
Vanmanenia pingchowensis Asia 13.9 TL 1935
Vanmanenia polylepis Asia 8.2 SL 1983
Vanmanenia serrilineata Asia 5.8 SL 2000
Vanmanenia stenosoma Asia 8.6 SL 1901
Vanmanenia striata Asia 6.4 SL 1980
Vanmanenia tetraloba Asia. 8.8 SL 1978
Vanmanenia trifasciodorsala Asia 2005
Vanmanenia ventrosquamata Asia 1978
Vanmanenia xinyiensis Asia 9.8 SL 1980
Yaoshania pachychilus Asia 5.8 SL 1980



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