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Somileptus (subgenus of Canthophrys) Swainson [W.] 1839:(190) 311 Masc. Cobitis gongota Hamilton 1822. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Bleeker 1863:3 [ref. 4859] as S. gongota Hamilton 1822 (for which S. bispinosa Swainson is an unneeded substitute). Swainson spelled the name as Somileptus on pp. 190 and 443. First reviser is Nalbant 1963:364 who selected Somileptus. See Kottelat 1998:118 [ref. 25861]. •Valid as Somileptes Swainson 1839 -- (Nalbant 1963:364 [ref. 3140], Jayaram 1981:179 [ref. 6497], Sawada 1982:200 [ref. 14111], Ataur Rahman 1989:152 [ref. 24860] with author as Bleeker 1863). •Valid as Somileptus Swainson 1839 -- (Menon 1992:98 [ref. 23970], Nalbant 1994:375 [ref. 22051], Ataur Rahman 2003:172 [ref. 31338]). •Synonym of Canthophrys Swainson 1838 -- (Kottelat 1998:118 [ref. 25861], Kottelat 2012:22 [ref. 32367]). Current status: Synonym of Canthophrys Swainson 1838. Cobitidae.