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Barred Loach (N. fasciatus)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Nemacheilus
Bleeker, 1863
Type species
Cobitis fasciata
Valenciennes, 1846
N. jaklesii

Nemacheilus is a genus of stone loaches native to Asia.


There are currently 43 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.
  2. ^ Bohlen, J. & Šlechtová, V. (2011): Nemacheilus paucimaculatus, a new species of loach from the southern Malay Peninsula (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59 (2): 201–204.