Paracobitis malapterura

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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
Genus: Paracobitis
Species: Paracobitis malapterura


Paracobitis malapterura (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1846)

  • Syntypes: MNHN 0000-3962 (1), B-3070 [ex MNHN 0000-3962] (1).

Type locality: Sent from Syria.

Etymology: From malacos (= soft), and ptera (= fin), and oura (= tail), probably referring to dorsal adipose keel. (From The ETYFish Project)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Western Crested Loach


  • Freyhof, J., Esmaeili, H. R., Sayyadzadeh, G. & Geiger, M., 2014: Review of the crested loaches of the genus Paracobitis from Iran and Iraq with the description of four new species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 25 (1): 11–38. Abstract
  • Cuvier, G. & Valenciennes, A. 1846. Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome dix-huitième. Suite du livre dix-huitième. Cyprinoïdes. Livre dix-neuvième. Des Ésoces ou Lucioïdes. 18: i–xix + 2 pp. + 1–505 + 2 pp., Pls. 520–553. BHL Reference page