Definitions for "Acanthophthalmus semicinctus"
Keywords:  loach, malayan
The Acanthophthalmus semicinctus is a small fresh water fish belonging to the Cobitidae family. Approximately a dozen species of Acanthophthalmus exist, though identification still presents experts with notable difficulties. The name Acanthophthalmus means "that brings a thorn upon its eye" and is accurate as this fish actually presents one hard and spiny thorn upon each of its eyes.