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Acanthocobitis pavonaceus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Acanthocobitis
Peters, 1861
Type species
Acanthocobitis longipinnis
Peters 1861

Paracanthocobitis Grant, 2007

Acanthocobitis is a genus of freshwater ray-finned fish of the stone loach family, Nemacheilidae. Recent work has suggested that the genus be split into two with the subgenus Paracanthocobitis being raised to a full species, leaving just the type species, Acanthocobitis pavonacea, in the current genus.[1]


The following species are included in Acanthocobitis sensu lato:[2]

Subgenus Paracanthocobitis[edit]

Subgenus Acanthocobitis[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Singer, R.A.; Page, L.M. (2015). "Revision of the Zipper Loaches, Acanthocobitis and Paracanthocobitis (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae), with Descriptions of Five New Species". Copeia. 103 (2): 378–401. doi:10.1643/ci-13-128.
  2. ^ Rainer Froese; Daniel Pauly, eds. (2017). "Fish Identification: Species in Acanthocobitis". Fishbase. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ Kottelat M (2012). "Acanthocobitis pictilis, a new species of loach from Myanmar and Thailand (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)". Zootaxa. 3327: 45–52.