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formosae, Rasborinus Oshima [M.] 1920:131, Pl. 3 (fig. 1) [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 72; ref. 3313] Near Manka, Taihoku, Taiwan. Holotype: ANSP 49952. Paratypes: (2) whereabouts unknown. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:76 [ref. 13621] with a holotype, Ho & Shao 2011:30 [ref. 31432] with an unneeded lectotype. Invalid lectotype designation by Ho & Shao 211:30. •Synonym of Ischikauia macrolepis Regan 1908 -- (authors). •Valid as Rasborinus formosae Oshima 1920 -- (Lu in Kuang et al. 1986:84 [ref. 26639], Zheng et al. 1989:87 [ref. 21202], Lu in Pan et al. 1991:108 [ref. 23876], Zhu 1995:35 [ref. 25213], Luo & Chen in Chen et al. 1998:120 [ref. 23878], Yue & Chen 1998:85 [ref. 26415], Chen & Fang 2000:16 [ref. 24434]). •Valid as "Metzia" formosae (Oshima 1920) -- (Kottelat 2001:29 [ref. 25482]). •Valid as Metzia formosae (Oshima 1920) -- (Gan et al. 2009:55 [ref. 30038], Ho & Shao 2011:30 [ref. 31432], Shibukawa et al. 2012:264 [ref. 32338], Kottelat 2013:123 [ref. 32989], Luo et al. 2015:236 [ref. 33822], Luo et al. 2015:226 [ref. 33822], Zhang et al. 2016:61 [ref. 34477]). Current status: Valid as Metzia formosae (Oshima 1920). Xenocyprididae. Distribution: Taiwan, China and northern Vietnam. and Hanin Island, China. Habitat: freshwater.