Paracanthocobitis botia

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Taxonavigation: Cobitoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cobitoidea

Familia: Nemacheilidae
Subfamilia: Nemacheilinae
Genus: Paracanthocobitis
Species: Paracanthocobitis botia

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Paracanthocobitis botia (Hamilton, 1822)

No types known.

Type locality: Northeastern Bengal.

Etymology: etymology not explained, possibly derived from balli-potiah, an Assamese name for this species; several aquarium websites state that Botia is an “Asian” word for warrior or soldier (perhaps alluding to suborbital spine) but do not provide a source

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