Acantopsis octoactinotos

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Acantopsis octoactinotos
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cobitidae
Genus: Acantopsis
Species: A. octoactinotos
Binomial name
Acantopsis octoactinotos
Siebert, 1991

Acantopsis octoactinotos, the long-nosed loach, is a freshwater fish from Indonesia, commonly found in aquariums.[2]

Acantopsis octoactinotos has a long straight snout, unlike the similar Horseface loach (Acantopsis choirorhynchus), in which the snout has a down-turned shape.[2] The long-nosed loach reaches 4.5 inches (110 mm) in length, males typically being smaller and slenderer than females.[2]


  1. ^ Jenkins, A.; Kullander, F.F. & Tan, H.H. (2009). "Acantopsis octoactinotos". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Martin Thoene (November 14, 2006). "Acantopsis octoactinotos". Loaches online - Community Edition. Archived from the original on 25 April 2009. Retrieved April 27, 2009. 

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