Skunk Loach Profile

Family: Cobitidae (Botiidae)

The Skunk Loach was formerly classed in the Botiidae family. Botiidae is a mainly Southeast Asian family of cypriniform ray-finned fishes. Recently placed in the true loach family Cobitidae, in 2012 M. Kottelat revised the loaches and re-elevated this taxon to family rank.

Botiids typically have a more or less arched back, with a pointed snout of intermediate length.

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