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Botia almorhae


Botia almorhae was originally described as Botia almorhae by Gray in 1831. It belongs to the family Botiidae. It is commonly known as Tiger loach and is known Almorha loach in India, Tiger loach in Nepal, Baghae in Nepal. more common names It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Asia: Pakistan, India and Nepal.
Species   almorhae
AuthorWI   Gray [J. E.]
AuthorNI   Gray
Qualification   ---
Year   1831
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cypriniformes Cypriniformes
Family   Botiidae
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Genus   Botia
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cypriniformes
Family   Botiidae
Genus   Botia
Original Name   Botia        
Taxon Name   almorhae
Original Combination   Botia almorhae
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Botia almorhae
OriginalSubGenus   Botia
Original Author   Gray
Original AuthorWI   Gray [J. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1831
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Almorah [Almorha], Uttar Pradesh, northern India.
Types   Syntypes: BMNH uncat. (1).
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 2002.9.18.1
Journal   Zool. Misc.
Citation   1831
Page   8

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Botia almorhae
Current Species   almorhae
Current Genus Botia
Current AuthorWI Gray [J. E.]
Current AuthorNI   Gray
Current Year   1831
Current Family Botiidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat demersal        
Water Fresh water
Habitat Notes Occurs in hillstreams at a minimum altitude of 190 m. Prefers rocky and gravelly pools of streams (Ref. 12045).
Distribution Asia: Pakistan, India and Nepal.

Current Summary   Valid as Botia almorhae  Gray 1831. Cobitidae: Botiinae.
Name History   • Valid as Botia almorhae  Gray 1831 -- (Shrestha 1978:37 [ref. 15970], Menon 1992:32 [ref. 23970], Kullander et al. 1999:137 [ref. 23689], Menon 1999:155 [ref. 24904], Karmakar 2000:31 [ref. 25662], Nalbant 2002:318 [ref. 27361], Mirza 2003:12 [ref. 27265], Kottelat 2004:12 [ref. 27360], Ng 2007:42 [ref. 29316], Grant 2007:25 [ref. 29922], Shestha 2008:142 [ref. 29923], Kottelat 2012:15 [ref. 32367], Gurung et al. 2013:4883 [ref. 32969]).

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beauforti Botia beauforti Smith [H. M.] 1931Synonym
beauforti formosa Botia beauforti formosa Pellegrin [J.] & Fang [P.-W.] 1940Synonym
berdmorei Botia berdmorei (Blyth [E.] 1860)Synonym
birdi Botia birdi Chaudhuri [B. L.] 1910Valid
blythi Botia blythi Bleeker [P.] 1863Synonym
caudipunctata Botia caudipunctata Taki [Y.] & Doi [A.] 1995Synonym
citrauratea Botia citrauratea Nichols [J. T.] 1925Synonym
citrauratea Leptobotia citrauratea (Nichols [J. T.] 1925)Valid
compressicauda Botia compressicauda Nichols [J. T.] 1931Synonym
curta Botia curta (Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1846)Synonym
dario Botia dario (Hamilton [F.] 1822)Valid
dayi Botia dayi Hora [S. L.] 1932Synonym
elongata Botia elongata Bleeker [P.] 1870Synonym
elongata Botia elongata Mai [D. Y.] 1978Synonym
eos Botia eos Taki [Y.] 1972Synonym
fangi Botia fangi Tchang [T.-L.] 1930Synonym
formosa Botia formosa Pellegrin [J.] & Fang [P.-W.] 1940Synonym
geto Botia geto (Hamilton [F.] 1822)Synonym
gigantea Botia gigantea Mai [D. Y.] 1978Synonym
grandis Botia grandis Gray [J. E.] 1832Synonym
helodes Botia helodes Sauvage [H.-E.] 1876Synonym
hexafurca Botia hexafurca Mai [D. Y.] 1978Synonym
histrionica Botia histrionica Blyth [E.] 1860Valid
horae Botia horae Smith [H. M.] 1931Synonym
hymenophysa Botia hymenophysa (Bleeker [P.] 1852)Synonym
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