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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cobitidae Loaches
Subfamily: Botiinae
Genus: Parabotia

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



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