Barbatula barbatula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Barbatula
H. F. Linck, 1790

Barbatula is a genus of fish in the family Nemacheilidae native to Europe and Asia.[1]


There are currently 17 recognized species in this genus:


  1. Kottelat, M. (2012): Conspectus cobitidum: an inventory of the loaches of the world (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Suppl. No. 26: 1-199.
  2. 1 2 Prokofiev, A.M. (2015): A new species of Barbatula from the Russian Altai (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa, 4052 (4): 457–464.
  3. Prokofiev, A.M. (2016): Redescription and Systematic Position of Nominal Loach Species Nemacheilus compressirostris and N. sibiricus (Nemacheilidae). Journal of Ichthyology, 56 (4): 488–497.
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