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Loach Species Index (Alphabetical)

by Jeff Shafer last modified Jan 05, 2013 11:31 AM

Scientific Name Synonyms Common Name
Aborichthys elongatus Noemacheilus elongatus Red tailed, striped sand loach, Red tailed squirrel loach
Aborichthys kempi Noemacheilus kempi
Aborichthys unknown01
Red Tailed Striped Sand Loach, Red Tailed Squirrel Loach
Acanthocobitis botia Botia nebulosa, B. mackenziei, Cobitis botia, Nemacheilus botia Zipper Loach
Acanthocobitis pavonacea Cobitis pavonacea, Noemacheilus pavonaceus, Schistura pavonaceus, Nemacheilus pavonaceus  
Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis
Cherry Fin Loach
Acanthocobitis urophthalmus 
Ocellated Loach, Banded Mountain Loach 
Acanthocobitis zonalternans Cobitis zonalternans, Nemacheilus zonalternans, Noemacheilus zonalternans  
Acantopsis choirorhynchus Acantopsis biaculeata, A. choerorhynchus, A. dialuzona, A. dialyzona, A. diazona Horse Faced Loach, Long Nosed Loach
Acantopsis octoactinotos
Long Nosed Loach
Acanthopsoides molobrion   Dwarf Horseface Loach
Annamia normani
Parhomaloptera sp, Annamia unknown01
Vietnamese Homaloptera, Vietnamese Giraffe Loach
Balitora brucei Balitora maculata, Homaloptera brucei, H. maculata, Platycara maculata Gray's Stone Loach
Barbatula barbatula Nemacheilus barbatulus barbatulus, Nemachilus barbatulus, Noemacheilus barbatulus, N. barbulatus, Orthrias barbatulus, plus numerous others. Stone Loach, plus numerous local names due to wide international distribution
Barbatula toni Cobitis toni, Nemacheilus toni Siberian Stone Loach
Barbucca diabolica    
Beaufortia kweichowensis Beaufortia leverreti kweichowensis Hillstream Loach, Chinese Hill Stream Loach, Chinese Butterfly Loach, Borneo sucker,
Hong-kong Plec
Botia almorhae Botia lohachata Yo-Yo Loach, Pakistani Loach
Botia dario
Queen Loach, Bengal Loach
Botia histrionica
Burmese Loach, Golden Zebra Loach, Silver Striped Loach 
Botia kubotai Botia angelicus Polka Dot loach, Marble Loach, Cloud Botia, Angelicus Loach, Burmese Border Loach
Botia rostrata Botia dayii, Botia geto Twin-banded Loach, Ladder Loach, Dohser (India), Gangetic Loach (India), Sergeant Major Loach
Botia striata
Striped Loach, Zebra Loach, Thin Line Loach
Botia udomritthiruji 
  Botia species "Tenasserim River", Emperor Botia
Botia unknown03

(Botia sp.aff.rostrata)  
Chromobotia macracanthus Botia macracanthus Clown Loach
Cobitis choii Iksookimia choii Graceful Loach
Cobitis granoei Cobitis granoei olivai, C. taenia granoei, C. taenia sibirica Northern Loach, Siberian Spiny Loach
Cobitis lutheri Cobitis taenia lutheri Luther's Spiny Loach, Speckled Loach
Cobitis striata Cobitis taenia striata Striped Loach
Cobitis taenia taenia Cobitis taenia dalmatina, C. taenia danubialis, C. taenia narentana, C. taenia ohrindana, C. spilura, C. taenioides Spined Loach, Spiny Loach, plus local names over vast range.
Crossostoma lacustre Formosania lacustre Tasseled-mouth loach
Erromyzon sinensis Protomyzon sinensis  
Gastromyzon ctenocephalus Gastromyzon punctulatus Spotted Hillstream Loach
Gastromyzon danumensis
 
Gastromyzon lepidogaster    
Gastromyzon ocellatus Gastromyzon ctenocephalus Spiney-Headed Hillstream Loach
Gastromyzon scitulus   Spiney Headed Hillstream Loach (because of confusion with G. ctenocephalus)
Gastromyzon stellatus    
Gastromyzon unknown01   Hillstream loach
Gastromyzon unknown02   Hillstream Loach
Gastromyzon unknown03   Hillstream Loach
Gastromyzon unknown04   Hillstream Loach
Gastromyzon unknown05   Hillstream Loach
Gastromyzon viriosus    Yellow Finned Hillstream Loach 
Gastromyzon zebrinus
 
Glaniopsis multiradiata
 
Hemimyzon formosanus Hemimyzon formosanum, Homaloptera formosana  
Homaloptera species (unidentified)
  Lizard Loach, Gecko Loach
Homaloptera bilineata Nemacheilus serpentarius Lizard Loach, Gecko Loach
Homaloptera cf.ogilviei Homaloptera bilineata, H. confuzona, H. orthogoniata, H. parclitella Lizard Loach, Gecko Loach
Homaloptera confuzona
Lizard Loach, Gecko Loach
Homaloptera gymnogaster Homaloptera amphisquamata, H. lepidogaster, H modigliani, H. modiglianii Lizard Loach, Lizard Fish
Homaloptera orthogoniata
Saddleback Loach, Orchid Loach, Gecko Loach, Lizard Loach
Homalopteroides  smithi Homaloptera lineata, Homaloptera smithi
Green Lizard Loach, Lizard Fish, Lizard Catfish, Gecko Fish
Homaloptera stephensoni
 
Homalopteroides tweediei Homaloptera tweediei
Lizard Loach, Lizard Fish, Lizard Catfish, Gecko Fish
Homaloptera yunnanensis Balitoropsis yunnanensis  
Homaloptera zollingeri (see also: Liniparhomaloptera disparis )
Black Lizard Loach, Lizard Fish, Lizard Catfish, Gecko Fish
Iksookimia koreensis Cobitis koreensis kooreensis Korean Loach
Iksookimia longicorpa

 
Iksookimia pumila Cobitis koreenis pumilis Sandy Korean Loach
Jinshaia sinensis
Hemimyzon sinensis, Homaloptera sinensis, Psilorhynchus sinensis Chinese Hillstream Loach
Koreocobitis rotundicaudata Cobitis rotundicaudata, Iksookimia rotundicaudata White Nosed Loach, Round Tailed Loach
Kottelatlimia katik
Lepidocephalichthys katik
 
Kottelatlimia pristes
Lepidocephalichthys pristes
Mini Royal Loach
Lefua costata Diplophysa costata, Lefua costata costata Eight Barbel Loach, Rice Loach
Lepidocephalichthys berdmorei Acanthopsis berdmorei, Cobitis berdmorei, Lepidocephalus berdmorei Giant Peppered Loach, Pepper Loach
Lepidocephalichthys furcatus
 Lepidocephalus furcatus
Peppered Loach
Lepidocephalichthys guntea Cobitis guntea, Lepidocephalichthys guntea balgara, Lepidocephalus guntea, L. guntea balgara, Peppered Loach
Lepidicephalichthys cf. guntea
Cobitis guntea, Lepidocephalichthys guntea
Panther Loach, Platinum Line Loach
Lepidocephalichthys hasselti Cobitis hasselti, Lepidocephalus hasselti  
Lepidocephalichthys jonklaasi  Lepidocephalus jonklaasi  Jonklaas's Loach 
Lepidicephalichthys tomaculum
  Peppered Loach, Pepper Loach
Lepidocephalus macrochir Cobitis macrochir, Lepidocephalichthys pallens, Lepidocephalus pallens  
Lepidocephalus thermalis Cobitis thermalis, Lepidocephalichthys thermalis Indian Spiny Loach, Common Spiny Loach
Lepidocephalus cf. thermalis
  Vietnamese Marbled Hogface Loach
Leptobotia elongata
Royal Clown Loach
Leptobotia guilinensis
 
Leptobotia hengyangensis
 
Leptobotia microphthalma   Chinese Loach
Leptobotia pellegrini
Chinese Loach
Leptobotia rubrilabris
Vermilion Botia (in Chinese)
Leptobotia taeniops Botia purpurea, Cobitis cha-ny, Leptobotia purpurea, L. taeniaps (mis-spelling), Parabotia taeniops  
Leptobotia tientaienensis
 
 Leptobotia sp. (Unknown)
  Multiple unidentified Chinese Leptobotia species
Liniparhomaloptera disparis disparis
Homaloptera disparis, Liniparhomaloptera disparis, Parahomaloptera disparis Broken Band Hillstream Loach, Lizard Fish
Longischistura striata Nemacheilus striatus, Noemacheilus striatus  
Mesonemacheilus triangularis Noemacheilus triangularis triangularis, Nemacheilus triangularis Batik Loach, Zodiac Loach
Mesonoemacheilus guentheri Nemacheilus guentheri, Noemacheilus guentheri  
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus Cobitis anguillicaudata, Misgurnus crossochilus, M. lividus, M. fossilis anguillicaudatus, Ussuria lepocephala Weather Loach, Dojo Loach, Oriental Weather Fish, Pond Loach
Misgurnus fossilis  Cobitis fossilis  Eurasian Weather Loach, Weatherfish 
Misgurnus mizolepis Misgurnus mizolepis fukien, M. mizolepis hainan, M. mizolepis mizolepis Chinese Weather Loach, Mud Loach, Pond Loach
Nemacheilus angorae Nemachilus angorae, Orthrias angorae angorae Angora Loach
Nemacheilus anguilla  Nemacheilus poonaensis, Noemacheilus anguilla Black Lined Loach 
Nemacheilus binotatus
 
Nemacheilus chrysolaimos Cobitis chrysolaimos  
Nemacheilus elegantissimus
Elegant Loach
Nemacheilus fasciatus Cobitis fasciata, Homaloptera fasciatus, Nemacheilus jaklesii Red Tail Banded Loach, Barred Loach, Stream Loach
Nemacheilus masyai Nemacheilus masyae, Noemacheilus masyae Arrow Loach, Checkerboard Sand Loach
Nemacheilus olivaceus Nemachilus olivaceus  
Nemacheilus ornatus
Ornate Sand Loach
Nemacheilus oxianus Nemachilus brandti oxianus, N. oxianus, Noemacheilus oxianus, Orthrias brandtii  
Nemacheilus pallidus Nemacheilus masyae Checkerboard Sand Loach, Sand Loach
Nemacheilus platiceps
 
 Nemacheilus ruppelli  Cobitis rueppelli, Mesonoemacheilus rueppelli, Nemachilichthys rueppelli, Noemacheilus rueppelli  Mongoose Loach
Nemacheilus selangoricus Nemacheilus kuiperi, Nemachilus selangoricus Kuiper's Loach, Fighting Loach
Nemacheilus troglocataractus
 
Neogastromyzon crassiobex    
Neohomaloptera johorensis Homaloptera johorensis Lizard Fish, Gecko Fish
Neonoemacheilus labeosus Nemacheilus labeosus, Noemacheilus labeosus, N. assamensis  
Niwaella delicata  Cobitis delicata  Japanese Loach 
Niwaella multifasciata Cobitis multifasciata  
Pangio alternans
  Borneo Kuhli Loach
Pangio anguillaris   Eel Loach, Eel Kuhli/Coolie
Pangio cf. anguillaris
  Brown Eel Kuhli Loach 
Pangio cuneovirgata Pangio robignosa, Acanthopthalmus cuneovirgata Khuli Loach
Pangio doriae Eucirrhichthys doriae Golden Eel Loach, Golden Eel Kuhli/Coolie, Pink Kuhli
Pangio filinaris    Kuhli Loach 
Pangio kuhlii Acanthophthalmus kuhlii, Cobitis kuhlii Kuhli Loach, Coolie Loach, Leopard Eel, Prickly Eye
Pangio malayana  Acanthophthalmus kuhlii malayanus Kuhli Loach
Pangio myersi Acanthophthalmus mysersi Giant Kuhli, Myer's loach, Myer's Kuhli
Pangio oblonga  Pangio javanicus, Acanthophthalmus javanicus Black Kuhli, Chocolate Kuhli, Cinnamon Loach, Java Loach
Pangio pangia Cobitis pangia, Cobitis cinnamomea, Acanthophthalmus pangia, Canthophrys rubiginosus, Pangia cinnamomea Cinnamon Loach, Cinnamon Kuhli Loach 
Pangio piperata   Brown Kuhli Loach
Pangio semicincta Acanthophthalmus semicinctus, Pangio semicinctus Half Banded Kuhli Loach
Pangio shelfordi Acanthophthalmus shelfordi, Acanthophthalmus muraeniformis Borneo Loach, Shelford's Loach, Spotted Eel Loach, Spotted
Kuhli Loach
Pangio unknown01   Panda Kuhli Loach, Panda Coolie Loach
Parabotia banarescui
 
Parabotia fasciata Botia fasciata, B. multifasciata, B. wui, B. xanthi, Leptobotia hopeiensis, L. intermedia, L. kudoii, L. kudorii, L. kwangsiensis, Nemachilus xanthi, Parabotia fasciatus Ringelschmerle (Germany)
Parabotia lijiangensis   Chinese Loach
Parabotia maculosa Botia maculosa  
Paracobitis variegatus Barbatula berezowskii, B. oxygnatha, Homatula variegatus, Nemacheilus berezowskii, N. oxygnathus, Nemachilus berezowskii, N. oxygnathus, N. variegatus  
Parhomaloptera microstoma
 
 Physoschistura shanensis
 Schistura shanensis, Nemacheilus shanensis, Noemacheilus shanansis
 Lake Inle Loach
Protomyzon whiteheadi Homaloptera whiteheadi  
Pseudogastromyzon cheni
Chinese Hillstream Loach
Pseudogastromyzon fangi
 Crossostoma fangi
 
Pseudogastromyzon fasciatus Psilorhynchus fasciatus,
Pseudogastromyzon fasciatus jiulongjiangensis
Chinese Zebra Loach, Chinese Zebra Sucker
Pseudogastromyzon myersi

Myer's Hillstream Loach

Sabanejewia balcanica   Golden Spined Loach 
Schistura balteata Nemacheilus balteatus Tri Band Sumo Loach
Schistura beavani Nemacheilus beavani, Nemachilus beavani, Noemacheilus beavani Banded Loach, Creek Loach
Schistura cf. balteata
  Sumo Loach, Vietnamese Banded Sumo Loach
Schistura carbonaria
  'Danang' Loach,  Vietnamese Banded Sumo Loach
Schistura corica Cobitis corica, Nemacheilus corica, Noemacheilus corica Polka Dotted Loach
Schistura deansmarti
 
Schistura finis
 
Schistura geisleri
Polka Dotted Loach
Schistura jarutanini
 
Schistura kaysonei
 
Schistura kohchangensis
Ornate Tiger Sand Loach
Schistura maepaiensis
 

Schistura magnifluvis

Noemacheilus magnifluvis
 
Schistura mahnerti
Burmese Border Loach, Burmese Border Sand Loach, Red Tail Sand Loach
Schistura menanensis Noemacheilus menanensis  
Schistura multifasciata Nemacheilus multifasciatus, Nemacheilus multifasciatus, Noemacheilus multifasciatus  
Schistura nicholsi Nemacheilus nicholsi, N. thai , Noemacheilus thai, Schistura thai  
Schistura notostigma Nemacheilus notostigma, Nemachilus notostigma, Noemacheilus notostigma Spotback Loach, Banded Mountain Loach
Schistura obeini    
Schistura oedipus
 
Schistura poculi Nemacheilus poculi, Noemacheilus poculi  
Schistura pridii
Mini Dragon Loach
Schistura reidi Nemacheilus reidi, Noemacheilus reidi  
Schistura robertsi
 
Schistura rupecula Nemacheilus rapicola, N. rupecola, N. rupecula, Nemachilus rupecola, Noemacheilus rupecola, Noemacheilus rupecola rupecola, (last 3 are all misspellings) Nemacheilus rupicola, Nemachilus rupicola, Noemacheilus rupicola Stone Loach (in Nepal)
Schistura savona   Half Banded Loach
Schistura scaturigina Cobitis scaturigina, C. subfusca, Nemacheilus mugah, N. scaturigina, N. schebbeuri, N. zonatus, Nemachilus mugah, N. shebbearei, N. scaturigina, N. subfuscus, N. zonatus, Noemacheilus scaturigina, N. shebbearei, N. zonatus, Schistura zonata Victory Loach
Schistura sexcauda Nemacheilus fowlerianus, N. sexcauda, Noemacheilus sexcauda  
Schistura similis
 
Schistura sp. aff paucifasciata    
Schistura sp. "Crimson"
 
Crimson Loach, Jasper Loach
Schistura spiesi
 
Schistura spilota Noemacheilus spilotus Giant Schistura
Schistura unknown01
 
Schistura unknown02
 
Schistura unknown03
 
Schistura unknown04
 
Schistura unknown06   Unidentified Schistura species, probably related to S. kohchangensis
Schistura unknown07
   
Schistura vinciguerrae Nemacheilus putaoensis, N. vinciguerrae, Nemachilus vinciguerrae, Noemacheilus vinciguerrae,  
Schistura waltoni Nemacheilus waltoni, Noemacheilus waltoni  
Serpenticobitis cingulata
 
Sewellia lineolata
Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker, Reticulated Hillstream Loach, Tiger Hillstream Loach
Sewellia sp.'spotted' Probably undescribed, but currently known as Sewellia sp. 'spotted' Spotted Sewellia, Sewellia 'special'
Sinibotia pulchra Botia gigantea, B. pulchra, B. superciliaris Twelve Banded Chinese Loach, Golden Chinese Loach
Sinibotia reevesae Botia reevesae  
Sinibotia robusta Botia hexafurca, Botia robusta Chinese Golden Zebra loach, Kansu loach
Sinibotia superciliaris Botia superciliaris Golden Chinese Loach
Sinibotia longiveventralis Botia longiventralis  
Sinogastromyzon puliensis
Giant Grey Hillstream Loach 
Sinogastromyzon wui Sinogastromyzon intermedius, Sinogastromyzon sanhoensis Chinese Butterfly Loach, Butterfly Hillstream Loach, Chinese Sucker
Somileptus gongota Canthophrys albescens, C. bispinosa, Cobitis amnicola, C. cucura, C. gongota, C. oculata, Somileptes bispinosa, Somileptus gongota Mooseface Loach, Jaguar Loach, Gongota Loach
Syncrossus beauforti Botia beauforti Beaufort's Loach, Tiger Botia, Chameleon Loach
Syncrossus berdmorei Botia berdmorei Burmese Peppered Firetail Botia, Blyth's Loach, Tiger Botia, Berdmore's Loach
Syncrossus helodes Botia helodes Banded Tiger loach. Tiger Botia
Syncrossus hymenophysa Botia hymenophysa, Cobitis hymenophysa Tiger loach, Tiger Botia, Green Tiger Loach
Syncrossus reversa Botia reversa  
Syncrossus unknown01   Laos Yellow Tiger Botia/Loach 
Traccatichthys pulcher Micronemacheilus pulcher, Micronoemacheilus pulcher, Nemacheilus pulcher
Beautiful Hillstream Loach, Mountain Loach, Rainbow Loach
Traccatichthys taeniatus
Micronemacheilus taeniatus
Peppermint Loach
Triplophysa siluroides Nemachilus siluroides Catfish-like Loach
Tuberoschistura arakanensis
  Rosy Loach
Vaillantella cinnamomea   Brown Fork-Tail Loach
Vaillantella maassi
Fork-Tail Loach, Spiny Eel Loach, Giant Scissortail Loach
Vanmanenia hainanensis
Lizard fish
Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata Botia caudipunctata Speckletail loach
Yasuhikotakia eos Botia eos Sun Loach
Yasuhikotakia lecontei Botia lecontei Silver Loach, Yellow-finned Loach
Yasuhikotakia longidorsalis Botia longidorsalis  
Yasuhikotakia modesta Botia modesta, B. rubrippinis Orange Finned Loach, Red Finned Loach, Blue Botia, Red Tailed Botia
Yasuhikotakia morleti Botia horae, B. morleti Hora Loach, Skunk Botia
Ambastaia  nigrolineata Botia nigrolineata Black Lined Loach
Ambastaia sidthimunki Botia sidthimunki Dwarf Chain Loach, Dwarf Loach, Dwarf Botia, Chipmunk Botia, "Sid"
Yasuhikotakia splendida Botia splendida  
Yunnanilus brevis Eonemachilus brevis, Nemacheilus brevis, Nemachilus brevis, Noemacheilus brevis Inle Loach
Yunnanilus cruciatus  Micronemacheilus cruciatus, Nemacheilus cruciatus Vietnamese Multi Banded Zebra Loach, Hovering Zebra Loach 
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