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Secondary sexual characters, pigmentary zones of Gambetta and taxonomical revision the genus Cobitis from China (Pisces, Cobitidae, Cobitinae)

  title={Secondary sexual characters, pigmentary zones of Gambetta and taxonomical revision the genus Cobitis from China (Pisces, Cobitidae, Cobitinae)},
  author={Chen Yi-feng and Chen Yong-xia},
Loaches of the genus Cobitis of the subfamily Cobitinae are small benthic freshwater fishes with a wide distribution area covering large parts of Eurasia and one additional species in north-west Africa. Classification of the genus Cobitis has been studied by many authors in China, and eight species of this genus were described. They are Cobitis macrostigma Dabry, 1872, Cobitz's sinensis Sauvage et Dabry, 1874, Cobitis dolichorhynchus Nichols, 1918, Cobitis melanoleuca Nichols, 1925, Cobitis… 

Three new species of cobitid fish genus Cobitis (Teleostei, Cobitidae) from the River Pearl basin of China

Abstract. Morphology features and sequences of mitochondrial cytochrome b (cyt b) gene were analyzed of the species Cobitis Linnaeus, 1758 from the River Pearl basin of China. Three new species of

Three new species of cobitid fish (Teleostei, Cobitidae) from the River Xinjiang and the River Le'anjiang, tributaries of Lake Poyang of China, with remarks on their classification

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Multiple invasions of Europe by East Asian cobitid loaches (Teleostei: Cobitidae)

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First fossil cobitid (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from Early- Middle Oligocene deposits of South China

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Diverse processes shape deep phylogeographical divergence in Cobitis sinensis (Teleostei: Cobitidae) in East Asia

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Microhabitat Use and Population Structure of a Chinese Kissing Loach, Leptobotia tchangi , in the North Tiaoxi River, China

Maintenance of the rapid current and variety of substrate are essential for the conservation of this species under the present conditions in the river, which also can support river restoration being in harmony with survival of this kissing loach.

Cobitis sakahoko, a new species of spined loach (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from southern Kyushu Island, Japan

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