Paracanthocobitis urophthalma

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Taxonavigation: Cobitoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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
Subordo: Cobitoidei

Familia: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Paracanthocobitis
Species: Paracanthocobitis urophthalma



Paracanthocobitis urophthalma (Günther, 1868)

Syntypes: BMNH 1864.7.11.35-36 (2).

Type locality: South Ceylon.

Etymology: uro- (= tail); opthalmus (= eye), referring to black white-edged ocellus (eyespot) on base of upper caudal lobe.




  • Kottelat, M. 1990. Indochinese nemacheilines. A revision of nemacheiline loaches (Pisces: Cypriniformes) of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and southern Viet Nam. Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München. 1–262. ISBN 978-3-923871-47-6 Reference page
  • Kottelat, M. 2012. Acanthocobitis pictilis, a new species of loach from Myanmar and Thailand (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa 3327: 45–52. Preview Reference page
  • Günther, A.C.L.G. 1868. Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Heteropygii, Cyprinidae, Gonorhynchidae, Hyodontidae, Osteoglossidae, Clupeidae, Chirocentridae, Alepocephalidae, Notopteridae, Halosauridae, in the collection of the British Museum. Volume 7. British Museum, printed by Order of the Trustees: London. i–xx + 1–512 pp. BHL Reference page
  • Singer, R. & Page, L.M. 2015. Revision of the zipper loaches, Acanthocobitis and Paracanthocobitis (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae), with descriptions of five new species. Copeia 103(2): 378–401. DOI: 10.1643/CI-13-128 Reference page

Vernacular names

English: Banded Mountain Zipper loach