Acanthocobitis pavonacea

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Spearfin loach
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Acanthocobitis
W. K. H. Peters, 1861
Species: A. pavonacea
Binomial name
Acanthocobitis pavonacea
(McClelland, 1839)

Acanthocobitis longipinnis Peters, 1861

Acanthocobitis pavonacea also known as the spearfin loach is a species of ray-finned fish is known from northeastern India in the Ganges and Brahmaputra basins. This species is the only member of its genus.[1]


  1. ^ 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.