A relatively large number of loach species (16 species in five genera of Cobitidae
and three species in two genera of Balitoridae) inhabit Korea showing either an allopatric or sympatric distribution pattern, and among them, 13 species are endemic (Kim 1997, 2009, Kim & Park 2007, Vasil'eva et al.
Among the types of fish that rely on digestive track as the accessory organ to carry out respiration, the fish species in the families of Cobitidae
and Callichthyidae etc.
Concerning to Tripartiella, the type species Tripartiella copiosa Lom, 1959 has been regularly reported on the gills of Cyprinidae and Cobitidae
fish throughout the European and Asian continents (Lom and Haldar, 1977; Mitra et al.
Dr Muhammad Rafique said as a result of careful and extensive laboratory work, it was revealed that the species belongs to fish family Cobitidae
and is commonly known as Oriental Weather Loach while scientifically named Misgurnus anguillicaudatus.
Prior we were invited for a seminar in Bucharest's "Grigore Antipa" National Museum where the monumental B n rescu - Nalbant collection with over 10,000 specimens, especially of the families Cyprinidae, Cobitidae
and Gobiidae, is under the custody of the Museum.
Family Common name/Species/Origin Cyprinidae common carp (Koi variety) Cyprinus carpio (native range: Russia, China, India) goldfish Carassius auratus (native range: central Asia, China, Japan) Cobitidae
oriental weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (native range: Northeastern Asia, Myanmar, China) Poeciliidae guppy Poecilia reticulata (native range: Venezuela, Barbados, Trinidad, northern Brazil, Guyanas) sailfin molly Poecilia latipinna (native range: U.
V, the skull and gasbladder capsule of the Cobitidae