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pectoralis, Barbus Heckel [J. J.] 1843:1045 [55] [Ichthyologie [von Syrien]. In Russegger v. 1 (pt 2); ref. 2066] Orontes River, Syria. Holotype (unique): ?NMW 54474. Illustrated by Heckel 1843: Pl. 2 (fig. 2) [ref. 2067] On p. 57 of separate [ref. 2067]. •Valid as Barbus pectoralis Heckel 1843 -- (Coad 1991:14 [ref. 15702], Coad 1995:12, 13 [ref. 23608], Coad 1998:102 [ref. 23869], Coad 2010:128 [ref. 36620]). •Synonym of Barbus capito (Güldenstädt 1773), but a valid subspecies -- (Tsigenopoulos & Berrebi 2000:169 [ref. 25489]). •Valid as Luciobarbus pectoralis (Heckel 1843) -- (Fricke et al. 2007:43 [ref. 29533], Turan et al. 2008:41 [ref. 29741], Esmaeili et al. 2010:370 [ref. 33391], Çiçek et al. 2015:144 [ref. 35151], Esmaeili et al. 2017:52 [ref. 35254]). Current status: Valid as Luciobarbus pectoralis (Heckel 1843). Cyprinidae: Barbinae. Distribution: Orontes River system in Turkey and Syria; Mediterranean watersheds of Turkey; Iraq. Habitat: freshwater.