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ophicephalus, Barbus (Puntius) Raj [B. S.] 1941:375, Figs. 1-2 [Records of the Indian Museum (Calcutta) v. 43 (pt 3); ref. 13245] Kaller River, tributary of Pambiyar River, a few miles south of Periyar Lake, Kerala, Travancore, India. Holotype: ZSI F13514/1. Paratypes: ZSI F13515/1 (7) Type catalog: Menon & Yazdani 1968:106 [ref. 20743] as ophiocephalus. •Valid as Barbus ophicephalus Raj 1941 -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:277 [ref. 20764], Zacharias et al. 1996:39 [ref. 25526] as ophiocephalus). •Valid as Puntius ophicephalus (Raj 1941) -- (Raju Thomas et al. 2002:50 [ref. 26359], Arunachalam et al. 2004:166 [ref. 27864]). •Valid as Eechathalakenda ophicephalus (Raj 1941) -- (Zacharias et al. 1996:40 [ref. 25526], Menon 1999:83 [ref. 24904], Pethiyagoda et al. 2012:82 [ref. 32071], Arunkumar & Manimekalan 2018:1739 [ref. 36172], Bleher 2018:458 [ref. 36647]). Current status: Valid as Eechathalakenda ophicephalus (Raj 1941). Cyprinidae: Smiliogastrinae. Distribution: Periyar basin, Kerala, India. Habitat: freshwater.