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Microcobitis, a new genus name for the loach species Cobitis misgurnoides Rendahl (Teleostei: Cobitidae)

Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 21: 313-318

Microcobitis, new genus, is established with Cobitis misgurnoides Rendahl, 1944 as type species. It is diagnosed by having the lower lip developed into four barbel-like lobes, adult males bearing a lamina circularis on the base of the second pectoral-fin ray, presence of a groove of the suborbital spine under the eye and not covered by skin, a pre-epiphysal fontanel between the frontal bones, cartilaginous epiphysal bar, and the absence of body swellings in males.