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spilurus, Barbus Günther [A.] 1868:114 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 7; ref. 1990] Sri Lanka. Syntypes: BMNH 1852.2.19.124 (1), 1858.10.19.86-91 (6), 1859.5.31.47 (1). •Synonym of Puntius sarana (Hamilton 1822), but a valid subspecies -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:284 [ref. 20764], Arunkumar & Manimekalan 2018:1739 [ref. 36172] as spirulus). •Synonym of Puntius sarana (Hamilton 1822) -- (Kottelat 2013:167 [ref. 32989]). •Valid as Systomus spilurus (Günther 1868) -- (Pethiyagoda et al. 2012:77 [ref. 32071], Plamoottil 2014:145 [ref. 33650], Plamoottil 2016:96 [ref. 34814], Arunachalam et al. 2018:46 [ref. 36280]). Current status: Valid as Systomus spilurus (Günther 1868). Cyprinidae: Smiliogastrinae. Distribution: India (Kerala and Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.