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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Botiidae
Subfamily: Botiinae
Genus: Botia

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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 11.7 SL 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



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