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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: Cobitidae
Genus: Paralepidocephalus
Species: P. guishanensis – P. translucens – P. yui


Paralepidocephalus Tchang, 1935

Etymology: From para- (= near), i.e., “closely allied” to Lepidocephalus but with a scaleless head and body.


  • Tchang, T.-L. 1935. A new genus of loach from Yunnan. Bulletin of the Fan Memorial Institute of Biology, Peiping (Zoology Series) 6(1): 17-19. Reference page