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Botia kubotai (Angelicus loach)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Burmese Border loach, angelicus loach or polka dot loach, Botia kubotai, is a recently described species that has quickly become a popular tropical fish for freshwater aquariums. In 2002, fish collectors working in western Thailand began to expand their search into Myanmar (Burma) area from the Three Pagodas Pass Thai-Myanmar border to look for new fish for the aquarium trade. This is one of several species discovered and explains the origin of the fish's common name: Burmese Border Loach. Its specific epithet honors Katsuma Kubota of an aquarium export company in Thailand who first purchased the catch and sent them out for identification.
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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum


Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Myanmar.; Myanmar; Oriental;

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