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Family: Botiidae Pointface loaches



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Asia
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Ambastaia nigrolineata (Kottelat & Chu, 1987)

Photo by Photo by Germeau, G.
 
Ambastaia nigrolineata
[]



Asia
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Ambastaia sidthimunki (Klausewitz, 1959)

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Ambastaia sidthimunki
[Dwarf botia]



Asia
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Botia almorhae Gray, 1831

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Botia almorhae
[Almorha loach]



Asia
Max. Length 18.6 cm TL
Botia birdi Chaudhuri, 1909

Photo by Photo by Neeraj Kumar Sharma & Dr.Javaid Iqbal Mir
 
Botia birdi
[Birdi loach]



Asia
Max. Length 15.1 cm TL
Botia dario (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Botia dario
[Bengal loach]



Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Botia dayi Hora, 1932

Photo by Photo by Mahalder, B.
 
Botia dayi
[Hora loach]



Asia
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Botia histrionica Blyth, 1860

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Botia histrionica
[Loach]



Asia
Max. Length 15 cm NG
Botia kubotai Kottelat, 2004

Photo by Photo by Fosset, A.
 
Botia kubotai
[]



Asia
Max. Length 15.4 cm TL
Botia lohachata Chaudhuri, 1912

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Botia lohachata
[Reticulate loach]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm NG
Botia rostrata Günther, 1868

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Botia rostrata
[Gangetic loach]



Asia
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Botia striata Narayan Rao, 1920

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Botia striata
[Zebra loach]



Asia
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Botia udomritthiruji Ng, 2007

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Botia udomritthiruji
[]



Asia
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Chromobotia macracanthus (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Dikic, D.
 
Chromobotia macracanthus
[Clown loach]



Asia
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Leptobotia elongata (Bleeker, 1870)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Leptobotia elongata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Leptobotia flavolineata
[]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Leptobotia guilinensis Chen, 1980

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Leptobotia guilinensis
[]



Asia

Leptobotia hengyangensis Huang & Zhang, 1986

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Leptobotia hengyangensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Leptobotia micra
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Leptobotia microphthalma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Leptobotia orientalis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Leptobotia pellegrini Fang, 1936

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Leptobotia pellegrini
[]



Asia

Leptobotia posterodorsalis Lan & Chen, 1992

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Leptobotia posterodorsalis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Leptobotia punctata
[]



Asia
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Leptobotia rubrilabris (Dabry de Thiersant, 1872)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Leptobotia rubrilabris
[]



Asia
Max. Length 22.8 cm TL
Leptobotia taeniops (Sauvage, 1878)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Leptobotia taeniops
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Leptobotia tchangi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Leptobotia tientainensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 21.4 cm TL
Parabotia banarescui (Nalbant, 1965)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Parabotia banarescui
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Parabotia bimaculata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.4 cm TL

 
Parabotia brevirostris
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Parabotia curtus
[Kissing loach]
No picture found


 
Parabotia dubia
[]



Asia
Max. Length 18.8 cm SL
Parabotia fasciata Dabry de Thiersant, 1872

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Parabotia fasciata
[]
No picture found


 
Parabotia kiangsiensis
[]
No picture found


 
Parabotia kimluani
[]



Asia

Parabotia lijiangensis Chen, 1980

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Parabotia lijiangensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Parabotia maculosa (Wu, 1939)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Parabotia maculosa
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 21.5 cm TL

 
Parabotia mantschurica
[Manchurian spiny loach]
No picture found


 
Parabotia parva
[]
No picture found


 
Parabotia vancuongi
[]



Asia
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Sinibotia longiventralis (Yang & Chen, 1992)

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Sinibotia longiventralis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Sinibotia pulchra (Wu, 1939)

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Sinibotia pulchra
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Sinibotia reevesae
[]



Asia
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Sinibotia robusta (Wu, 1939)

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Sinibotia robusta
[]



Asia
Max. Length 16.4 cm TL
Sinibotia superciliaris (Günther, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Sinibotia superciliaris
[]



Asia
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL
Sinibotia zebra (Wu, 1939)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Sinibotia zebra
[]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Syncrossus beauforti (Smith, 1931)

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Syncrossus beauforti
[Chameleon loach]



Asia
Max. Length 15 cm NG
Syncrossus berdmorei Blyth, 1860

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Syncrossus berdmorei
[Blyth's loach]



Asia
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Syncrossus helodes (Sauvage, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Syncrossus helodes
[Tiger botia]



Asia
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Syncrossus hymenophysa (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Syncrossus hymenophysa
[Tiger loach]



Asia
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Syncrossus reversa (Roberts, 1989)

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Syncrossus reversa
[]



Asia
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata (Taki & Doi, 1995)

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata
[]



Asia
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Yasuhikotakia eos (Taki, 1972)

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Yasuhikotakia eos
[Sun loach]



Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Yasuhikotakia lecontei (Fowler, 1937)

Photo by Photo by Janiczak, B.J.
 
Yasuhikotakia lecontei
[Silver loach]



Asia
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Yasuhikotakia longidorsalis (Taki & Doi, 1995)

Photo by Photo by Ott, G.
 
Yasuhikotakia longidorsalis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Yasuhikotakia modesta (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Plistil, J.
 
Yasuhikotakia modesta
[Redtail botia]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Yasuhikotakia morleti (Tirant, 1885)

Photo by Photo by Ott, G.
 
Yasuhikotakia morleti
[Skunk botia]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Yasuhikotakia splendida (Roberts, 1995)

Photo by Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Yasuhikotakia splendida
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ambastaia nigrolineata Asia 8 SL 1987
Ambastaia sidthimunki Dwarf botia Asia 5.5 SL 1959
Botia almorhae Almorha loach Asia 15.5 SL 1831
Botia birdi Birdi loach Asia 18.6 TL 1909
Botia dario Bengal loach Asia 15.1 TL 1822
Botia dayi Hora loach Asia 12 TL 1932
Botia histrionica Loach Asia 13 TL 1860
Botia kubotai Asia 15 NG 2004
Botia lohachata Reticulate loach Asia 15.4 TL 1912
Botia rostrata Gangetic loach Asia 25 NG 1868
Botia striata Zebra loach Asia 7.8 SL 1920
Botia udomritthiruji Asia 11.5 SL 2007
Chromobotia macracanthus Clown loach Asia 30.5 TL 1852
Leptobotia elongata Asia 50 SL 1870
Leptobotia flavolineata Asia 8.4 SL 1981
Leptobotia guilinensis Asia 10 TL 1980
Leptobotia hengyangensis Asia 1986
Leptobotia micra Asia 5.0 SL 2017
Leptobotia microphthalma Asia 10 SL 1983
Leptobotia orientalis Asia 8 SL 1981
Leptobotia pellegrini Asia 22 TL 1936
Leptobotia posterodorsalis Asia 1992
Leptobotia punctata Asia 7.6 SL 2008
Leptobotia rubrilabris Asia 21 SL 1872
Leptobotia taeniops Asia 22.8 TL 1878
Leptobotia tchangi Asia 11.2 SL 1936
Leptobotia tientainensis Asia 13 TL 1930
Parabotia banarescui Asia 21.4 TL 1965
Parabotia bimaculata Asia 13.5 SL 1980
Parabotia brevirostris Asia 11.4 TL 2012
Parabotia curtus Kissing loach Asia 15 SL 1846
Parabotia dubia Asia 2001
Parabotia fasciata Asia 18.8 SL 1872
Parabotia kiangsiensis Asia 1986
Parabotia kimluani Asia 2005
Parabotia lijiangensis Asia 1980
Parabotia maculosa Asia 20 TL 1939
Parabotia mantschurica Manchurian spiny loach Asia 21.5 TL 1907
Parabotia parva Asia 1980
Parabotia vancuongi Asia 2005
Sinibotia longiventralis Asia 10.6 SL 1992
Sinibotia pulchra Asia 10 TL 1939
Sinibotia reevesae Asia 9.5 SL 1944
Sinibotia robusta Asia 18 TL 1939
Sinibotia superciliaris Asia 16.4 TL 1892
Sinibotia zebra Asia 14.3 SL 1939
Syncrossus beauforti Chameleon loach Asia 25 SL 1931
Syncrossus berdmorei Blyth's loach Asia 15 NG 1860
Syncrossus helodes Tiger botia Asia 30 SL 1876
Syncrossus hymenophysa Tiger loach Asia 21 SL 1852
Syncrossus reversa Asia 10.3 SL 1989
Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata Asia 9 SL 1995
Yasuhikotakia eos Sun loach Asia 11 TL 1972
Yasuhikotakia lecontei Silver loach Asia 15 SL 1937
Yasuhikotakia longidorsalis Asia 8 SL 1995
Yasuhikotakia modesta Redtail botia Asia 25 SL 1864
Yasuhikotakia morleti Skunk botia Asia 10 TL 1885
Yasuhikotakia splendida Asia 10 SL 1995



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