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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Botiidae
Genus: Leptobotia
Bleeker, 1870
Type species
Botia elongata
Bleeker, 1870

Leptobotia is a genus of fish in the family Botiidae endemic to China.[1]


There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus. In addition to these, Parabotia curtus was formerly included in Leptobotia.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kottelat, M. (2012): Conspectus cobitidum: an inventory of the loaches of the world (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei). Archived 2016-05-09 at the Wayback Machine. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Suppl. No. 26: 1-199.
  2. ^ Bohlen, J. & Šlechtová, V. (2016): Leptobotia bellacauda, a new species of loach from the lower Yangtze basin in China (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Botiidae). Zootaxa, 4205 (1): 65-72.