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loach

any carplike freshwater cyprinoid fish of the family Cobitidae, of Eurasia and Africa, having a long narrow body with barbels around the mouth

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loach

[lōch]
(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for fishes composing the family Cobitidae; most are small and many are eel-shaped.
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2001: Species and hybrid richness in spined loaches of the genus Cobitis (Teleostei: Cobitidae), with a checklist of European forms and suggestions for conservation.
2002: Hybridogeneous biotypes in spined loaches (genus Cobitis) in Germany with implications for the conservation of such fish complexes.
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2008: Genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationsips of spined loaches (genus Cobitis) in Croatia based on mtDNA and allozyme analyses.
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