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kersin, Barbus Heckel [J. J.] 1843:1049 [59] [Ichthyologie [von Syrien]. In Russegger v. 1 (pt 2); ref. 2066] Syria. Syntypes: NMW 54212-13 (1, 4), 54215 (1); SMF 610 [ex NMW in 1844] (1), ZMB 3237 [ex NMW] (1). On p. 59 of separate [ref. 2067]. •Synonym of Barbus pectoralis Heckel 1843 -- (Coad 1991:14 [ref. 15702], Coad 1995:12, 13 [ref. 23608] with question). •Valid as Barbus kersin Heckel 1843 -- (Coad 1998:102 [ref. 23869], Fricke et al. 2007:33 [ref. 29533], Coad 2010:117 [ref. 36620]). •Valid as Luciobarbus kersin (Heckel 1842) -- (Turan et al. 2008:42 [ref. 29741], Esmaeili et al. 2010:370 [ref. 33391], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2015:875 [ref. 34062], Çiçek et al. 2015:144 [ref. 35151], Esmaeili et al. 2017:52 [ref. 35254], Esmaeili et al. 2018:32 [ref. 36089]). Current status: Valid as Luciobarbus kersin (Heckel 1843). Cyprinidae: Barbinae. Distribution: Euphrates and Tigris River basins: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran. Habitat: freshwater.