Blind loach

Oreonectes anophthalmus is a species of ray-finned fish in the Balitoridae family.

The Blind loach lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

blind loach specimens were collected by Gregor Aljancic, They have been recognized as a new species of the genus Paracobitis: P longibarbatus, sp nov The new species possesses the following characters: adipose keel is present along the dorsal and ventral edge of More

A new blind loach of Triplophysa Rendahl 1933 was collected from a subterranean pool in a cave at Wulong County, Chongqing City, China, in November 2002. The new species, named Triplophysa rosa sp. nov. More

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

Common names

Blind loach in English
Mřenka bezoká in Czech (česky)
Oreonectes anophthalmus in Portuguese (Português)
无眼岭鳅 in Mandarin Chinese
无眼岭鳅 in Unknown
無眼嶺鰍 in Mandarin Chinese
無眼嶺鰍 in Unknown

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Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Balitoridae
Genus : Oreonectes
Species : Oreonectes anophthalmus
Authority : Zheng, 1981