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asper, Barbus Boulenger [G. A.] 1911:176, Fig. 154 [Catalogue of the fresh-water fishes of Africa v. 2; ref. 579] Groote River at Sleyterville, Gamtoos River system and Le Roux River at Ondtshoon, Cape Province, South Africa. Syntypes: BMNH 1909.12.8.6-9 (4, now 3) Le Roux R., 1909.12.8.10 (1) Groote R.; SAM 10644 [now at AMG] (1 of 3) Le Roux R., 10664 + 10673 [now at AMG] (now 2), 10664a [now at AMG] (1). See Barbus biscarensis for comments on Boulenger's style in this work. •Valid as Barbus asper Boulenger 1911 -- (Lévêque & Daget 1984:228 [ref. 6186] with holotype and paratypes). •Valid as Pseudobarbus asper (Boulenger 1911) -- (Skelton 1988:285 [ref. 7302], Skelton 1993:125 [ref. 24071], Skelton 2001:125 [ref. 27406], Chakona & Swartz 2013:568 [ref. 32786], Chakona et al. 2014:122 [ref. 33568], Hayes & Armbruster 2017:356 [ref. 35417], Skelton et al. 2018:16 [ref. 35835]). Current status: Valid as Pseudobarbus asper (Boulenger 1911). Cyprinidae: Smiliogastrinae. Distribution: Southern South Africa. Habitat: freshwater.