Blind loach

Paracobitis smithi is a species of ray-finned fish in the Balitoridae family.

The Blind loach lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

A New Species Blind Loach of Paracobitis from Guangxi, China (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Journal of Guangxi Normal University 24(3) : 81-82. This article may not be reproduced without permission. iconMatt Clarke: 17.4. More

New blind loach described = A new species of loach which is blind and lives in underground caves has been described from China. More

typhlops) and blind loach (Paracobitis smithi), recorded from Iran at a single locality and listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List. Other noteworthy aquatic biotic elements: The salt lakes are important areas for waterfowl. More

Gejiu blind loach has no eyes. When it is fresh or alive, its body looks whitish and semi-transparent. People can see its light red spine from outside its body. The covers of its gills look red and all its fins are transparent. More

A blind loach Triplophysa tianeensis check for this species in other resources sp.nov.(Holotype:KIZ 200301003,59.2 mm SL) has been recognized on basis of collections from an underground river of Hongshuihe in Tian'e County,Guangxi,China,January 2003.Triplophysa tianeensis is closely related to T.gejiuensis, T. More

A new blind loach of Triplophysa from Yunnan Stone Forest with comments on its phylogenetic reiationship . Zool. Res. v. 13 (núm. 1): 17-23. 67. ↑ Prokofiev, A. M. More

Common names

Blind loach in English
Blind smerling in Danish (dansk)
Mřenka Smithova in Czech (česky)
Nemacheilus smithi in Catalan (Català)
Sokkonuoliainen in Finnish (suomen kieli)
伊朗盲条鳅 in Mandarin Chinese
伊朗盲條鰍 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Balitoridae
Genus : Paracobitis
Species : Paracobitis smithi
Authority : Greenwood, 1976