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"Weatherfish" and "weather loach" redirect here. The species Cobitis taenia is sometimes called "spotted weather loach".
Misgurnus fossilis.jpg
Misgurnus fossilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cobitidae
Genus: Misgurnus
Lacepède, 1803

Misgurnus is a genus of loaches from Europe and Asia. Commonly known as weatherfishes or weather loaches, they are commonly eaten in Asia.


There are currently seven recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Kottelat, M. (2012): Conspectus cobitidum: an inventory of the loaches of the world (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Suppl. No. 26: 1-199.

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