Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cobitidae > Genus: Misgurnus > Species: Misgurnus anguillicaudatus

Amur mud loach - Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (Cantor, 1842)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aasianmutakala Finnish Fishbase
Amur mud loach English Fishbase
Loche d'étang French Fishbase
Misgurno Spanish Fishbase
Oriental weatherfish English Fishbase
Ostasiatischer Schlammpeitzger German Fishbase
Pond Loach English Fishbase
Vostochnyi Russian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cobitis anguillicaudata Cantor, 1842
Misgurnus aguillicadatus (Cantor, 1842)
Cobitis fossilis (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Cobitis fossilis mohoity Dybowski, 1869
Misgurnus mohoity (Dybowski, 1869)
Ussuria leptocephala Nikolskii, 1903
Misgurnus fossilis anguillicaudatus (Cantor, 1842)
Misgurnus mizolepis Günther, 1888
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus anguillicaudatus (Cantor, 1842)
Misgurnus mizolepis grangeri Nichols, 1925
Misgurnus mizolepis punctatus Oshima, 1926
Misgurnus mizolepis unicolor Lin, 1932
Misgurnus mizolepis elongatus Kimura, 1934
Misgurnus mohoity yunnan Nichols, 1925
Misgurnus mohoity leopardus Nichols, 1925
Misgurnus crossochilus Sauvage, 1878
Misgurnus lividus Sauvage and Dabry de Thiersant, 1874

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Misgurnus anguillicaudatus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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