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River loach, Schistura sikmaiensis (Hora, 1921)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Balitoridae (River loaches) Subfamily: Nemacheilinae Genus: Schistura Species: S. sikmaiensis

Synonyms Nemacheilus sikmaiensis Hora, 1921 Noemacheilus sikmaiensis (Hora, 1921)

Common/local name English: River loach

Distributions: Bangladesh, India and Myanmar (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Data deficient in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body elongate and dorsal profile slightly arched than ventral profile. A small semi-circular mouth with …read more

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Savon khorka, Schistura savona (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Balitoridae (River loaches) Subfamily: Nemacheilinae Genus: Schistura Species: S. savona

Synonyms Acoura obscura (Swainson, 1839) Cobites obscura Swainson, 1839 Cobitis savona Hamilton, 1822 Nemacheilus savona (Hamilton, 1822) Noemacheilus savona (Hamilton, 1822)

Common/local names Bangladesh: Savon khorka (স্যাভন খোরকা)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005); Eastern Himalaya: Tista drainage at Darjeeling through Nepal, to Karnali and Kali drainage in …read more

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Creek loach, Schistura beavani (Günther, 1868)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Balitoridae (River loaches) Subfamily: Nemacheilinae Genus: Schistura Species: S. beavani

Synonyms Nemacheilus beavani Günther, 1868 Noemacheilus beavani (Günther, 1868)

Common/local names English: Creek loach

Distributions: Bangladesh, India and Nepal (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Data deficient in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: The body is elongated and compressed. Head compressed and snout conical. A semi-circular mouth surrounded …read more

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Dari, Nemacheilus scaturigina (McClelland, 1839)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Balitoridae (River loaches) Subfamily: Nemacheilinae Genus: Nemacheilus Species: N. scaturigina

Synonyms Cobitis scaturigina (McClelland, 1839) Nemacheilus mugah Day, 1869 Nemacheilus shebbearei Hora, 1935 Noemacheilus scaturigina (McClelland, 1839) Noemacheilus zonatus (non McClelland, 1839) Schistura scaturigina McClelland, 1839

Common/local names English: River loach Bangladesh: Dari (দারি)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005); eastern sub Himalaya (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

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Korica, Schistura corica (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Balitoridae (River loaches) Subfamily: Nemacheilinae Genus: Schistura Species: S. corica

Synonyms Acoura cinerea (Swainson, 1839) Cobites cinerea Swainson, 1839 Cobitis corica Hamilton, 1822 Nemacheilus corica (Hamilton, 1822) Noemacheilus corica (Hamilton, 1822) Schistura punctata McClelland, 1839

Common/local names English: River loach Bangladesh: Koirka (কইরকা), Korica (করিকা) and Khorica (খরিকা)

Distributions: Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan (Talwar and Jhingran, …read more

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River Loach, Acanthocobitis zonalternans (Blyth, 1860)

River Loach, Acanthocobitis zonalternans

River Loach, Acanthocobitis zonalternans

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Balitoridae (River loaches) Subfamily: Nemacheilinae Genus: Acanthocobitis Species: A. zonalternans

Synonyms Cobitis zonalternans Blyth, 1860 Nemacheilus phuketensis Klausewitz, 1957 Nemacheilus zonalternans (Blyth, 1860) Noemacheilus phuketensis Klausewitz, 1957 Noemacheilus zonalternans (Blyth, 1860)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005); India and Myanmar (Talwar and jhingran, 1991).

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Hora loach, Botia dayi Hora, 1932

Hora loach: Botia dayi

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Cobitidae (Loaches) Subfamily: Botiinae Genus: Botia Species: B. dayi

Common/Local name English: Hora loach Bangladesh: Rani (রাণি), Bou (বউ), Betangi (বেতাঙ্গি) and Betee (বেটি) India: Botya loach (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Distributions: Bangladesh, Pakistan (Indus drainage) and India (Darjeeling Himalaya nd Brahmaputra drainage of Assam) (Bhuiyan, 1964; …read more