Genus: Paracanthocobitis Grant
Lower lip with large papillated pad on either side of medial interruption; upper lip with 2-5 rows of papillae; conspicuous black spot with white outline on upper half of caudal fin base. Caudal fin emarginate or truncate, anus closer to pelvic fin insertion than to anal fin insertion.
Diagnosis: Lateral line complete, no axillary or pelvic lobe; alternating large and small spots along the lateral line; 10 – 13 small dorsal saddles not extending to lateral line.
Common names: Hillstream zipper loach
Punatsanchhu: Homa doban (Dagana)
Amochhu: Dorti khola (Chukha)
Altitude: 200 – 220 MASL
Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)