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Family: Botiidae



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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 11.7 cm SL
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
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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
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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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