Family Barbuccidae - Fire-eyed loaches
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 2 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
Primary freshwater
  First Fossil Record
This family has a single genus Barbucca, with one named and several unnamed species. The most obvious characters that distinguish this family from other families of Cobitoidea are in the structure of the mouth and the gas-bladder capsule (; upper lip, fleshy, smooth, with or without a median notch; lower lip continuous with upper lip, fleshy, interrupted medially, with a thick, fleshy barbel-like projection along its posterior edge, near lateral extremity; skin of throat between median extremities of lower lip forming a fleshy, triangular lobe, with a soft, thin, compressed projection orientated perpendicular to body; 2 pairs of rostral barbels, one pair of maxillary barbels; all barbels with rings of small projections; lower jaw exposed.
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Cypriniphysae | Cypriniformes | Cobitoidei | | Barbuccidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Barbuccidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Barbucca diabolica Roberts, 1989
Barbucca elongata Vasil'eva & Vasil'ev, 2013
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