Catching Cobitis elongata (spotted weather loach)

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Here is another interesting fish we caught on Dniester River, a Spined Loach (also known as Spotted Weather Loach or Dojo Loach). I wasn't sure on scientific name. At first, I thought that it is Cobitis taenia. But now I think that it is Cobitis elongata. These guys get confused with other weather or dojo loaches of the Misgurnus genus (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus and Migurnus fossilis). But once you see them upclose, you can tell that they are very different. Cobitis taenia and Cobitis elongata have tiny spines that come out behind their gill covers to poke their enemies (me in this case)




Dniester River and ME )))






Our captive Cobitis elongata loach











Close Up of Spotted Weather Loach's Face ))))​











 
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vitaly

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They look kind of like horse face loaches, what did you catch them with?
i caught them with this fish trap. they actually look more like dojo loaches than horse loaches in person

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Here is another interesting fish we caught on Dniester River, a Spined Loach (also known as Spotted Weather Loach or Dojo Loach). I wasn't sure on scientific name. At first, I thought that it is Cobitis taenia. But now I think that it is Cobitis elongata. These guys get confused with other weather or dojo loaches of the Misgurnus genus (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus and Migurnus fossilis). But once you see them upclose, you can tell that they are very different. Cobitis taenia and Cobitis elongata have tiny spines that come out behind their gill covers to poke their enemies (me in this case)




Dniester River and ME )))






Our captive Cobitis elongata loach











Close Up of Spotted Weather Loach's Face ))))​











 
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