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singhala, Barbus Duncker [G.] 1912:263, Pl. (fig. 2) [Mitteilungen aus dem Naturhistorischen (Zoologischen) Museum in Hamburg v. 29; ref. 14839] Yakvella [Wakwella], Gin River basin, near Galle, Sri Lanka. Lectotype: ZMH H364. Paralectotypes: (potentially 5) BMNH 1913.5.24.7 (1); ZMH H365 (2), H366 (1), H367 (1). Type catalog: Ladiges et al. 1958:159 [ref. 19181], Wilkens & Dohse 1993:403 [ref. 21161] as syntypes. Lectotype selected by Ladiges et al. 1958:159 [ref. 19181]. Misspelled sinhala by authors. •Synonym of Puntius filamentosus (Valenciennes 1844) -- (Pethiyagoda 1991:105 [ref. 20075], Menon 1999:93 [ref. 24904]). •Valid as Puntius singhala (Duncker 1912) -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:288 [ref. 20764], Pethiyagoda & Kottelat 2005:130 [ref. 28274], Rema Devi et al. 2010:1121 [ref. 30982], Knight et al. 2011:1690 [ref. 31267]). •Valid as Dawkinsia singhala (Duncker 1912) -- (Pethiyagoda et al. 2012:80 [ref. 32071], Raghavan et al. 2013:4936 [ref. 32992]). Current status: Valid as Dawkinsia singhala (Duncker 1912). Cyprinidae: Smiliogastrinae. Distribution: Sri Lanka. Habitat: freshwater.