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What you've all been waiting for Sinibotia Revised

Posted By: Mike Ophir <ophir@wn.net>
Date: Friday, 10 November 2000, at 12:17 p.m.

Hi Guys. I told you last week that I got in papers from Nick Andrews about the Revision of the Sinibotia genus. Well, I tried to send them to Jeff by scanning them in, but that didn't work, so here I am, writing a summary on what it is about.

"Revision of the subgenus Botia (Sinibotia)
with a description of a new species"

By: Yang Jun-Xing and Chen Yin Rui

This article begins with saying that the genus Botia consists of about 43 species of and subspecies, that can be easily recognized by their distribution and body characteristics of two pairs of rostral barbells and the eye spines.

Sinibotia was first established in 1936, as a subgenus of the