Yasuhikotakia Yasuhikotakia modesta Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Cypriniformes Family: Cobitidae Subfamily: Botiinae Genus: Yasuhikotakia
Yasuhikotakia (Mekong loaches) is a genus of loaches, many which are popular aquarium fish. It is named in honor of Japanese collector/researcher Dr. Yasuhiko Taki. This genus has been separated from the genus Botia in the paper by Maurice Kottelat in 2004. Some future study might further place Y. sidthimunki and Y. nigrolineata in another genus.
- Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata (Taki & Doi, 1995)
- Yasuhikotakia eos (Taki, 1972) (Sun loach)
- Yasuhikotakia lecontei (Fowler, 1937) (Silver loach)
- Yasuhikotakia longidorsalis (Taki & Doi, 1995)
- Yasuhikotakia modesta (Bleeker, 1864) (Redtail botia)
- Yasuhikotakia morleti (Tirant, 1885) (Skunk botia)
- Yasuhikotakia nigrolineata (Kottelat & X. L. Chu, 1987)
- Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki (Klausewitz, 1959) (Dwarf botia)
- Yasuhikotakia splendida (T. R. Roberts, 1995)
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Yasuhikotakia in FishBase. August 2011 version.
- ^ Kottelat, M. 2004. Botia kubotai, a new species of loach (Teleostei: Cobitidae) from the Ataran River basin (Myanmar), with comments on botiine nomenclature and diagnosis of a new genus. Zootaxa, 401: 1-18.
- ^ Matt Clarke, "More loach splitting on the way?", Accessed 13 July 2007.
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