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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Troglonectes
C. G. Zhang, Y. H. Zhao & L. Tang, 2016
Type species
Oreonectes furcocaudalis
Zhu & Cao 1987

Troglonectes is a genus of troglobitic fish in the family Nemacheilidae, native to caves of Asia. [1] Fishbase and other authorities place these species in the genus Oreonectes . [2] [3]


There are currently 7 recognized species in this proposed genus:

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  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). Species of Oreonectes in FishBase . October 2017 version.
  3. Kottelat, M. (2012). "Conspectus_cobitidum.pdf Conspectus cobitidum: an inventory of the loaches of the world (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei)" (PDF). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Supplement No. 26: 1–199.
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