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Family: Nemacheilidae



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aborichthys cataracta Asia 9.3 SL 2014
Aborichthys elongatus Asia 7.4 SL 1921
Aborichthys garoensis Asia 9.0 SL 1925
Aborichthys kempi Asia 8.1 SL 1913
Aborichthys rosammai Asia 2009
Aborichthys tikaderi Asia 10.9 SL 1985
Aborichthys verticauda Asia 7.8 SL 2014
Aborichthys waikhomi Asia 6.8 SL 2012
Acanthocobitis botia Mottled loach Asia 14.9 TL 1822
Acanthocobitis mooreh Asia 4.4 SL 1839
Acanthocobitis pavonacea Asia 8 SL 1839
Acanthocobitis pictilis Asia 2012
Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis Asia 10 NG 1860
Acanthocobitis urophthalmus Banded mountain loach Asia 4 TL 1868
Afronemacheilus abyssinicus Africa 5.1 SL 1902
Afronemacheilus kaffa Africa 5.5 SL 2013
Barbatula altayensis Asia 1992
Barbatula barbatula Stone loach Eurasia 21 TL 1758
Barbatula bergamensis Asia 5.4 SL 2007
Barbatula compressirostris Asia 17.2 SL 1897
Barbatula dgebuadzei Asia 14.1 SL 2003
Barbatula farsica Asia 5.7 SL 1998
Barbatula gibba Asia 7.6 SL 2012
Barbatula golubtsovi Asia 13.3 SL 2003
Barbatula markakulensis Asia 8.5 SL 1939
Barbatula nuda Asia 22 TL 1864
Barbatula potaninorum Asia 10.5 SL 2007
Barbatula quignardi Europe 7 SL 1967
Barbatula restricta Europe 11.5 SL 2015
Barbatula sawadai Asia 15 SL 2007
Barbatula sturanyi Europe 10 SL 1892
Barbatula tomiana Asia 13.4 SL 1920
Barbatula toni Asia 16 TL 1869
Barbatula zetensis Europe 6.6 SL 2000
Claea dabryi Asia 9.9 SL 1874
Draconectes narinosus Asia 2012
Dzihunia amudarjensis Bukhara stone loach Asia 16 TL 1929
Dzihunia ilan Asia 1936
Dzihunia turdakovi Asia 6.8 SL 2003
Eidinemacheilus proudlovei Asia 2016
Eidinemacheilus smithi Blind loach Asia 5.5 TL 1976
Hedinichthys grummorum Asia 4 SL 2010
Hedinichthys macropterus Asia 26.5 SL 1888
Hedinichthys yarkandensis Kashgarian loach Asia 30 TL 1877
Heminoemacheilus hyalinus Asia 1996
Heminoemacheilus zhengbaoshani Asia 7.6 SL 1987
Homatula acuticephala Asia 12.0 SL 1993
Homatula anguillioides Asia 13.5 SL 1985
Homatula change Asia, China, Yunnan 10.8 SL 2015
Homatula disparizona Asia 7.8 SL 2013
Homatula erhaiensis Asia 8.7 SL 1988
Homatula laxiclathra Asia 13.7 SL 2012
Homatula longidorsalis Asia 8.1 SL 1994
Homatula nanpanjiangensis Asia 9.1 SL 2010
Homatula oligolepis Asia 17.1 SL 1989
Homatula potanini Asia 13.3 SL 1896
Homatula pycnolepis Asia 11.9 SL 2010
Homatula variegata Asia 18.3 TL 1874
Homatula wujiangensis Asia 1990
Homatula wuliangensis Asia 19.1 SL 2012
Indoreonectes evezardi Asia 3.8 SL 1872
Iskandaria kuschakewitschi Kuschakewitsch loach Asia. 11 TL 1890
Lefua costata Eightbarbel loach Asia 9.8 TL 1876
Lefua echigonia Asia 1907
Lefua nikkonis Asia 8 TL 1903
Lefua pleskei Asia 1888
Malihkaia aligera Asia 7.7 SL 2017
Mesonoemacheilus herrei Asia 1982
Mesonoemacheilus pambarensis Asia 1994
Mesonoemacheilus remadevii Asia 5.9 SL 2002
Micronemacheilus zispi Asia 7.0 SL 2004
Nemacheilus anguilla Asia 5 SL 1919
Nemacheilus arenicolus Asia 6.9 SL 1998
Nemacheilus banar Asia 8.0 SL 2001
Nemacheilus binotatus Asia 6 TL 1933
Nemacheilus chrysolaimos Asia 5 SL 1846
Nemacheilus cleopatra Asia 8.0 SL 2001
Nemacheilus corica Asia 4.2 SL 1822
Nemacheilus doonensis Asia 3.2 SL 1977
Nemacheilus drassensis Asia 1990
Nemacheilus elegantissimus Asia 5.3 SL 1992
Nemacheilus fasciatus Barred loach Asia 7.4 SL 1846
Nemacheilus guentheri Asia 5.6 SL 1867
Nemacheilus huapingensis Asia 1992
Nemacheilus inglisi Asia 1935
Nemacheilus jaklesii Asia 1852
Nemacheilus kaimurensis Asia 1998
Nemacheilus kapuasensis Asia 71 SL 1984
Nemacheilus keralensis Asia 5.3 SL 1978
Nemacheilus lactogeneus Asia 5.5 SL 1989
Nemacheilus longipectoralis Asia 3.7 SL 1905
Nemacheilus longipinnis Asia 5.1 SL 1922
Nemacheilus longistriatus Asia 12.5 SL 1990
Nemacheilus lunanensis Asia. 1987
Nemacheilus marang Asia 2010
Nemacheilus masyae Arrow loach Asia 13.5 SL 1933
Nemacheilus menoni Asia 1999
Nemacheilus monilis Asia 4.8 SL 1921
Nemacheilus olivaceus Asia 6.7 SL 1894
Nemacheilus ornatus Asia 4.1 SL 1990
Nemacheilus oxianus Amu-Darya stone loach Former USSR. 6.5 TL 1877
Nemacheilus pallidus Asia 14 SL 1990
Nemacheilus papillos Asia 2009
Nemacheilus paucimaculatus Asia 6.2 SL 2011
Nemacheilus periyarensis Asia 2005
Nemacheilus petrubanarescui Asia 3.5 SL 1984
Nemacheilus pfeifferae Asia 6 SL 1853
Nemacheilus platiceps Asia 6.1 SL 1990
Nemacheilus pulchellus Asia 4.6 SL 1873
Nemacheilus rueppelli Asia 7.4 SL 1839
Nemacheilus saravacensis Asia 3.8 SL 1894
Nemacheilus selangoricus Grey-banded loach Asia 5.9 SL 1904
Nemacheilus shehensis Asia 1990
Nemacheilus shuangjiangensis Asia 1985
Nemacheilus singhi Asia 3.6 SL 1987
Nemacheilus spiniferus Asia 5.5 SL 1984
Nemacheilus stigmofasciatus Asia 3.8 SL 2009
Nemacheilus subfusca Asia 7.4 SL 1839
Nemacheilus tebo Asia 5.6 SL 2009
Nemacheilus triangularis Asia 5.8 SL 1865
Nemacheilus troglocataractus Blind cave loach Asia 6.8 SL 1989
Nemacheilus tuberigum Asia 5.3 SL 2001
Nemacheilus yingjiangensis Asia 1982
Nemachilichthys shimogensis Asia 1920
Neonoemacheilus assamensis Asia 4.3 SL 1987
Neonoemacheilus labeosus Asia 10 NG 1982
Neonoemacheilus mengdingensis Asia 1989
Neonoemacheilus morehensis Asia 2000
Neonoemacheilus peguensis Asia 5.5 SL 1929
Oreonectes acridorsalis Asia 4.8 SL 2013
Oreonectes anophthalmus Asia 3.7 SL 1981
Oreonectes barbatus Asia 5.7 SL 2013
Oreonectes donglanensis Asia 4.5 SL 2013
Oreonectes duanensis Asia 7.7 SL 2013
Oreonectes elongatus Asia 7.8 SL 2012
Oreonectes furcocaudalis Asia 5.9 SL 1987
Oreonectes guananensis Asia 2011
Oreonectes luochengensis Asia 2011
Oreonectes macrolepis Asia 7.6 SL 2009
Oreonectes microphthalmus Asia 4.7 SL 2008
Oreonectes platycephalus Flat-headed loach Asia 10 TL 1868
Oreonectes polystigmus Asia 5.8 SL 2008
Oreonectes retrodorsalis Asia 3.8 SL 1995
Oreonectes translucens Asia 4.6 SL 2006
Oxynoemacheilus anatolicus Burdur loach Asia 5.2 SL 2008
Oxynoemacheilus angorae Angora loach Asia 8.5 TL 1897
Oxynoemacheilus araxensis Aras loach Asia 7.1 SL 1978
Oxynoemacheilus argyrogramma Two spot loach Asia 6.2 SL 1847
Oxynoemacheilus atili Lake Beysehir loach Asia 7.6 SL 2012
Oxynoemacheilus banarescui Asia 5.3 SL 1982
Oxynoemacheilus bergianus Asia 7.6 TL 1934
Oxynoemacheilus brandtii Kura loach Asia 6.6 SL 1877
Oxynoemacheilus bureschi Bulgarian stone loach Europe 6.5 SL 1928
Oxynoemacheilus ceyhanensis Elbistan loach Asia 8.8 TL 2007
Oxynoemacheilus chomanicus Asia 6.7 SL 2014
Oxynoemacheilus ciceki Asai 5.8 SL 2017
Oxynoemacheilus cinicus Asia 5.9 SL 2007
Oxynoemacheilus cyri Göle loach Asia 6.8 SL 1910
Oxynoemacheilus ercisianus Van loach Asia 1986
Oxynoemacheilus erdali Asia 4.7 SL 2007
Oxynoemacheilus eregliensis Asia 10.3 TL 1978
Oxynoemacheilus euphraticus Asia 7.4 SL 1964
Oxynoemacheilus evreni Ceyhan sportive loach Asia 9.4 TL 2007
Oxynoemacheilus frenatus Banded Tigris loach Asia 7.5 SL 1843
Oxynoemacheilus galilaeus Eurasia 1864
Oxynoemacheilus germencicus Carian loach Asia 6.3 SL 2007
Oxynoemacheilus gyndes Asia 5.7 SL 2017
Oxynoemacheilus hamwii Asia 6.2 SL 1991
Oxynoemacheilus hanae Asia 6.1 SL 2017
Oxynoemacheilus hazarensis Asia 6.5 SL 2017
Oxynoemacheilus insignis Syrian loach Asia 12 TL 1843
Oxynoemacheilus kaynaki Melid loach Asia 6.8 SL 2008
Oxynoemacheilus kentritensis Asia 7.9 SL 2017
Oxynoemacheilus kermanshahensis Asia 8.1 TL 1966
Oxynoemacheilus kiabii Asia 7.2 TL 2011
Oxynoemacheilus kosswigi Paphlagonian loach Asia 8.3 SL 1986
Oxynoemacheilus kurdistanicus Asia 6.9 SL 2014
Oxynoemacheilus lenkoranensis Asia 1962
Oxynoemacheilus leontinae Eurasia 1883
Oxynoemacheilus longipinnis Asia 4.1 SL 2005
Oxynoemacheilus mediterraneus Pamphylian loach Asia 6.7 SL 2007
Oxynoemacheilus merga Krynicki's loach Eurasia 10 SL 1840
Oxynoemacheilus mesudae Isiki loach Asia 8.9 TL 2012
Oxynoemacheilus namiri Levantine loach Asia 1991
Oxynoemacheilus panthera Asia 8 TL 1843
Oxynoemacheilus parvinae Asia 6.4 SL 2016
Oxynoemacheilus paucilepis Mancilik dwarf loach Asia 7 SL 2007
Oxynoemacheilus persa Asia 14 SL 1847
Oxynoemacheilus phoxinoides Iznik loach Asia 5.3 SL 2007
Oxynoemacheilus pindus Europe 7.5 TL 2005
Oxynoemacheilus samanticus Kizilirmak sportive loach Asia 8.6 TL 1978
Oxynoemacheilus seyhanensis Samanti loach Asia 1968
Oxynoemacheilus seyhanicola Asia 4.3 SL 2007
Oxynoemacheilus simavicus Simav loach Asia 7.1 TL 1978
Oxynoemacheilus theophilii Europe 6.6 SL 2006
Oxynoemacheilus tigris Tigris loach Asia 8.4 TL 1843
Oxynoemacheilus tongiorgii Asia 7.3 TL 1998
Oxynoemacheilus zagrosensis Asia 6.1 SL 2014
Oxynoemacheilus zarzianus Asia 7.5 SL 2017
Paracanthocobitis abutwebi Asia 5.3 SL 2015
Paracanthocobitis adelaideae Asia 5.1 SL 2015
Paracanthocobitis canicula Asia 6.3 SL 2015
Paracanthocobitis linypha Asia 4.3 SL 2015
Paracanthocobitis maekhlongensis Asia 7.5 SL 2015
Paracanthocobitis mandalayensis Asia 8.8 SL 1948
Paracanthocobitis marmorata Marmorated zipper loach Asia 3.4 SL 2017
Paracanthocobitis nigrolineata Blacklined zipper loach Asia 4.2 SL 2017
Paracanthocobitis phuketensis Asia 3.3 SL 1957
Paracanthocobitis triangula Wedged zipper loach Asia 2.9 SL 2017
Paracanthocobitis zonalternans Asia 7.8 SL 1860
Paracobitis atrakensis Atrak crested loach Asia 13.1 TL 2014
Paracobitis basharensis Asia 6.1 SL 2014
Paracobitis boutanensis Asia 1842
Paracobitis ghazniensis Asia 1966
Paracobitis hagiangensis Asia 2005
Paracobitis hircanica Hircan crested loach Asia 10.5 TL 2015
Paracobitis longicauda Eastern crested loach Asia. 20 TL 1872
Paracobitis malapterura Western crested loach Asia 12.6 SL 1846
Paracobitis maolanensis Asia 5.7 TL 2006
Paracobitis molavii Asia 7.3 TL 2014
Paracobitis persa Asia 8.1 SL 2014
Paracobitis phongthoensis Asia 2005
Paracobitis posterodorsalus Asia 5.3 SL 2006
Paracobitis rhadinaeus Asia 23.6 SL 1906
Paracobitis vignai Asia 14.2 TL 1998
Paracobitis zabgawraensis Asia 7.4 SL 2014
Paranemachilus genilepis Asia 7 SL 1983
Paranemachilus pingguoensis Asia 8.8 SL 2013
Paraschistura abdolii Asia 6.6 SL 2015
Paraschistura alepidota Asia 1970
Paraschistura alta Asia 4.3 SL 1998
Paraschistura aredvii Asia 5.6 SL 2015
Paraschistura bampurensis Asia 5.9 SL 1900
Paraschistura chrysicristinae Asia 1998
Paraschistura cristata Turkmenian crested loach Asia 9.3 TL 1898
Paraschistura delvarii Delvari's loach Asia 4.2 SL 2015
Paraschistura hormuzensis Asia 5.2 SL 2015
Paraschistura ilamensis Asia 5.0 SL 2015
Paraschistura kessleri Kessler's loach Asia 5 SL 1889
Paraschistura lepidocaulis Asia 1981
Paraschistura lindbergi Asia 5.8 SL 1965
Paraschistura microlabra Asia 1981
Paraschistura montana Asia 12.1 TL 1838
Paraschistura naseeri Asia 1963
Paraschistura naumanni Asia 5.1 SL 2015
Paraschistura nielseni Asia 5.2 SL 1998
Paraschistura pasatigris Asia 4.5 SL 2015
Paraschistura prashari Asia 4.5 SL 1933
Paraschistura punjabensis Asia 8 SL 1923
Paraschistura susiani Asia 4.4 SL 2015



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