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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cobitidae Loaches
Subfamily: Cobitinae
Genus: Cobitis

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95 species
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Europe

 
Cobitis albicoloris
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Cobitis amphilekta
[]
No picture found
Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Cobitis arachthosensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.0 cm SL

 
Cobitis arenae
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Cobitis australis
[]

Photo by Mousavi-Sabet, H.

Asia
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Cobitis avicennae Mousavi-Sabet, Vatandoust, Esmaeili, Geiger & Freyhof, 2015

Photo by Mousavi-Sabet, H.
 
Cobitis avicennae
[Zagros spined loach]

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.

Asia
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Cobitis battalgili B?cescu, 1962

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.
 
Cobitis battalgili
[Battalgil spined loach]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Cobitis bilineata Canestrini, 1865

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Cobitis bilineata
[]

Photo by Gülle, ?,

Asia
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Cobitis bilseli Battalgil, 1942

Photo by Gülle, ?,
 
Cobitis bilseli
[Beysehir spined loach]

Photo by Collis, J.

Asia
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Cobitis biwae Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Photo by Collis, J.
 
Cobitis biwae
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL

 
Cobitis brevipinna
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cobitis calderoni
[]

Photo by Chae, B.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Cobitis choii Kim & Son, 1984

Photo by Chae, B.-S.
 
Cobitis choii
[Choi's spiny loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Cobitis crassicauda
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Cobitis dalmatina
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Cobitis damlae
[Dalaman spined loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Cobitis dolichorhynchus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Cobitis dorademiri
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 16.3 cm SL

 
Cobitis elazigensis
[Tigris spined loach]

Photo by Kohout, J.

Europe
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Cobitis elongata Heckel & Kner, 1858

Photo by Kohout, J.
 
Cobitis elongata
[]

Photo by Kohout, J.

Europe
Max. Length 14.6 cm TL
Cobitis elongatoides B?cescu & Mayer, 1969

Photo by Kohout, J.
 
Cobitis elongatoides
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Cobitis evreni
[Ceyhan spined loach]

Photo by Giannetto, D.

Asia
Max. Length 10.4 cm TL
Cobitis fahirae Erk'akan, Atalay-Ekmekçi & Nalbant, 1998

Photo by Giannetto, D.
 
Cobitis fahirae
[Küçük Menderes spined loach]

Photo by Mousavi-Sabet, H.

Asia
Max. Length 8.7 cm TL
Cobitis faridpaki Mousavi-Sabet, Vasil'eva, Vatandoust & Vasil'ev, 2011

Photo by Mousavi-Sabet, H.
 
Cobitis faridpaki
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Cobitis fasciola
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Cobitis fimbriata
[]

Photo by Shandikov, G.A.

Europe
Max. Length 8.8 cm TL
Cobitis gladkovi Vasil'ev & Vasil'eva, 2008

Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Cobitis gladkovi
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis guttata
[]

Photo by Chae, B.-S.

Asia

Cobitis hankugensis Kim, Park, Son & Nalbant, 2003

Photo by Chae, B.-S.
 
Cobitis hankugensis
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Cobitis hellenica
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Cobitis illyrica
[]

Photo by Mustafic, P.

Europe

Cobitis jadovaensis Mustafic & Mrakovcic, 2008

Photo by Mustafic, P.
 
Cobitis jadovaensis
[]
No picture found
South East Asia
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Cobitis kaibarai
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Cobitis kellei
[Göksü spined loach]

Photo by Askari, G.

Asia
Max. Length 9.3 cm TL
Cobitis keyvani Mousavi-Sabet, Yerli, Vatandoust, Özeren & Moradkhani, 2012

Photo by Askari, G.
 
Cobitis keyvani
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Cobitis kurui
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Cobitis laoensis
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis lebedevi
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Cobitis leptosoma
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis levantina
[Orontes spined loach]

Photo by Esmaeili, H.R.

Asia
Max. Length 9.9 cm TL
Cobitis linea (Heckel, 1847)

Photo by Esmaeili, H.R.
 
Cobitis linea
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis longitaeniatus
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cobitis lutheri Rendahl, 1935

Photo by CAFS
 
Cobitis lutheri
[Luther's spiny loach]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL
Cobitis macrostigma Dabry de Thiersant, 1872

Photo by CAFS
 
Cobitis macrostigma
[]
No picture found
South East Asia
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Cobitis magnostriata
[]

Photo by Delgado Saez, J.A.

Africa
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Cobitis maroccana Pellegrin, 1929

Photo by Delgado Saez, J.A.
 
Cobitis maroccana
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL

 
Cobitis matsubarai
[]
No picture found
Europe

 
Cobitis megaspila
[]

Photo by Artaev, O.

Europe
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cobitis melanoleuca Nichols, 1925

Photo by Artaev, O.
 
Cobitis melanoleuca
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Cobitis meridionalis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Cobitis microcephala
[]

Photo by Shiina, M.

Asia
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Cobitis minamorii Nakajima, 2012

Photo by Shiina, M.
 
Cobitis minamorii
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Cobitis multimaculata
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10.2 cm TL

 
Cobitis narentana
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Cobitis nigrolinea
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis nuicocensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Cobitis obtusirostra
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Cobitis ohridana
[]

Photo by Chae, B.-S.

Asia

Cobitis pacifica Kim, Park & Nalbant, 1999

Photo by Chae, B.-S.
 
Cobitis pacifica
[]

Photo by Ribeiro, F.

Europe
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Cobitis paludica (de Buen, 1930)

Photo by Ribeiro, F.
 
Cobitis paludica
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis phongnhaensis
[]

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.

Asia

Cobitis phrygica Battalgazi, 1944

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.
 
Cobitis phrygica
[Aci spined loach]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Cobitis pontica
[Pontic spined loach]
No picture found
Europe and Asia
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Cobitis puncticulata
[Spotted spined loach]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cobitis punctilineata
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL

 
Cobitis qujiangensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.0 cm SL

 
Cobitis rara
[]
No picture found
Europe

 
Cobitis rhodopensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Cobitis sakahoko
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis satunini
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Cobitis shikokuensis
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis sibirica
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 13.4 cm TL

 
Cobitis simplicispina
[Sakarya spined loach]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 15.3 cm TL
Cobitis sinensis Sauvage & Dabry de Thiersant, 1874

Photo by CAFS
 
Cobitis sinensis
[Siberian spiny loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Cobitis sipahilerae
[]

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.

Asia
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Cobitis splendens Erk'akan, Atalay-Ekmekçi & Nalbant, 1998

Photo by Güçlü, S.S.
 
Cobitis splendens
[Splendid spined loach]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis squataeniatus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Cobitis stenocauda
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Cobitis stephanidisi
[]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cobitis striata Ikeda, 1936

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Cobitis striata
[]

Photo by Kutsarov, Y.

Europe
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Cobitis strumicae Karaman, 1955

Photo by Kutsarov, Y.
 
Cobitis strumicae
[Bulgarian spined loach]

Photo by Østergaard, T.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL
Cobitis taenia Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Cobitis taenia
[Spined loach]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Cobitis takatsuensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Cobitis takenoi
[]

Photo by Naseka, A.M.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Cobitis tanaitica B?cescu & Mayer, 1969

Photo by Naseka, A.M.
 
Cobitis tanaitica
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Cobitis taurica
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis tetralineata
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Cobitis trichonica
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Cobitis turcica
[Turkish spined loach]

Photo by Sediva, A.

Europe
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Cobitis vardarensis Karaman, 1928

Photo by Sediva, A.
 
Cobitis vardarensis
[Vardar spined loach]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Cobitis vettonica
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Cobitis wumingensis
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis ylengensis
[]

Photo by Bianco, P.G.

Europe
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Cobitis zanandreai Cavicchioli, 1965

Photo by Bianco, P.G.
 
Cobitis zanandreai
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Cobitis zhejiangensis
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cobitis albicoloris Europe 1932
Cobitis amphilekta Asia 7.5 TL 2012
Cobitis arachthosensis Mediterranean Sea 7.9 SL 1996
Cobitis arenae Asia 8.0 SL 1934
Cobitis australis Asia 8.3 SL 2013
Cobitis avicennae Zagros spined loach Asia 10.9 SL 2015
Cobitis battalgili Battalgil spined loach Asia 7.2 SL 1962
Cobitis bilineata Europe 10 SL 1865
Cobitis bilseli Beysehir spined loach Asia 23.5 TL 1942
Cobitis biwae Asia 10.9 SL 1901
Cobitis brevipinna Asia 5.8 SL 2017
Cobitis calderoni Europe 10 SL 1962
Cobitis choii Choi's spiny loach Asia 8.5 TL 1984
Cobitis crassicauda Asia 9.6 SL 2013
Cobitis dalmatina Europe 6.7 SL 1928
Cobitis damlae Dalaman spined loach Asia 6.4 SL 2014
Cobitis dolichorhynchus Asia 10.8 SL 1918
Cobitis dorademiri Asia 8.1 SL 2017
Cobitis elazigensis Tigris spined loach Asia 16.3 SL 1988
Cobitis elongata Europe 16 SL 1858
Cobitis elongatoides Europe 14.6 TL 1969
Cobitis evreni Ceyhan spined loach Asia 11.7 SL 2008
Cobitis fahirae Küçük Menderes spined loach Asia 10.4 TL 1998
Cobitis faridpaki Asia 8.7 TL 2011
Cobitis fasciola Asia 10.6 SL 2013
Cobitis fimbriata Asia 6.4 SL 2017
Cobitis gladkovi Europe 8.8 TL 2008
Cobitis guttata Asia 2005
Cobitis hankugensis Asia 2003
Cobitis hellenica Europe 9 SL 1996
Cobitis illyrica Europe 6.5 SL 2007
Cobitis jadovaensis Europe 2008
Cobitis kaibarai South East Asia 5.5 SL 2012
Cobitis kellei Göksü spined loach Asia 4.6 SL 1998
Cobitis keyvani Asia 9.3 TL 2012
Cobitis kurui Asia 4.5 SL 1998
Cobitis laoensis Asia 10.6 SL 1878
Cobitis lebedevi Asia 1985
Cobitis leptosoma Asia 11.7 SL 2015
Cobitis levantina Orontes spined loach Asia 1992
Cobitis linea Asia 9.9 TL 1847
Cobitis longitaeniatus Asia 2008
Cobitis lutheri Luther's spiny loach Asia 12 TL 1935
Cobitis macrostigma Asia 13.7 SL 1872
Cobitis magnostriata South East Asia 9.4 SL 2012
Cobitis maroccana Africa 8 TL 1929
Cobitis matsubarai Asia 10.4 SL 1939
Cobitis megaspila Europe 1993
Cobitis melanoleuca Europe 20 TL 1925
Cobitis meridionalis Europe 11 SL 1924
Cobitis microcephala Asia 6.0 SL 2011
Cobitis minamorii Asia 7.4 SL 2012
Cobitis multimaculata Asia 9.2 SL 2011
Cobitis narentana Europe 10.2 TL 1928
Cobitis nigrolinea Asia 6.3 SL 2017
Cobitis nuicocensis Asia 2005
Cobitis obtusirostra Asia 11.1 SL 2015
Cobitis ohridana Europe 6.8 SL 1928
Cobitis pacifica Asia 1999
Cobitis paludica Europe 13 SL 1930
Cobitis phongnhaensis Asia 2008
Cobitis phrygica Aci spined loach Asia 1944
Cobitis pontica Pontic spined loach Europe 10.1 SL 2006
Cobitis puncticulata Spotted spined loach Europe and Asia 7.8 SL 1998
Cobitis punctilineata Europe 10 SL 1996
Cobitis qujiangensis Asia 6.9 SL 2017
Cobitis rara Asia 10.0 SL 1981
Cobitis rhodopensis Europe 1998
Cobitis sakahoko Asia 8.9 SL 2015
Cobitis satunini Asia 1935
Cobitis shikokuensis Asia 6.2 SL 2006
Cobitis sibirica Asia 1935
Cobitis simplicispina Sakarya spined loach Asia 13.4 TL 1925
Cobitis sinensis Siberian spiny loach Asia 15.3 TL 1874
Cobitis sipahilerae Asia 8.8 SL 2017
Cobitis splendens Splendid spined loach Asia 10.5 TL 1998
Cobitis squataeniatus Asia 2008
Cobitis stenocauda Asia 9.2 SL 2013
Cobitis stephanidisi Europe 9 SL 1992
Cobitis striata Asia 10 TL 1936
Cobitis strumicae Bulgarian spined loach Europe 11 SL 1955
Cobitis taenia Spined loach Europe and Asia 13.5 TL 1758
Cobitis takatsuensis Asia 6.7 SL 1970
Cobitis takenoi Asia 8.5 SL 2016
Cobitis tanaitica Europe and Asia 9.5 SL 1969
Cobitis taurica Europe 9.7 SL 2005
Cobitis tetralineata Asia 1999
Cobitis trichonica Europe 8 SL 1974
Cobitis turcica Turkish spined loach Asia 8.1 SL 1925
Cobitis vardarensis Vardar spined loach Europe 11 TL 1928
Cobitis vettonica Europe 9 SL 1997
Cobitis wumingensis Asia 7.8 SL 2015
Cobitis ylengensis Asia 2003
Cobitis zanandreai Europe 7.5 SL 1965
Cobitis zhejiangensis Asia 2005



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