Botia kubotai

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Botia kubotai

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Cobitoidea 

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

Familia: Botiidae
Genus: Botia
Species: Botia kubotai

Name[edit]

Botia kubotai Kottelat, 2004

  • Holotype: MHNG 2644.24.
  • Paratypes: CMK 17774 (10), 17829 (3), 17943 (215); MHNG 2644.25 (10); NRM 49891 (10); ZRC 47858 (3), 49125 (10).

Type locality: About 20 kilometers northwest of Payathouzu (at border with Thailand), about 15°25'N, 98°15'E [1], between Kyondaw and Phadae, "Chon Son" stream, Kayin [Karen] State, Myanmar.

Etymology: Its specific epithet honors Katsuma Kubota of an aquarium export company in Thailand who first purchased the catch and sent them out for identification.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Kubota's loach
ไทย: ปลาหมูลายเมฆ

References[edit]

  • Kottelat, M.; 2004: Botia kubotai, a new species of loach (Teleostei: Cobitidae) from the ataran River basin (Myanmar), with comments on botiinae nomenclature and diagnosis of a new genus. Zootaxa, 401: 1–18.
  • Kottelat, M. 2012. Conspectus cobitidum: an inventory of the loaches of the world (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 26(Supplement 26): 1–199. Full article (PDF). Reference page. 
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