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tauricus, Barbus Kessler [K. F.] 1877:93 [The Aralo-Caspian Expedition; ref. 2597] Salgir River, Crimea, Ukraine. Syntypes: ZIN 2937-39 (2, 2, 3), 2941 (1), ?3031 (1). Plus additional material seen by Kessler. Description based on 12 specimens -- see Bogutskaya et al. in Banarescu & Bogutskaya 2003:398 [ref. 27353]. •Synonym of Barbus plebeius Valenciennes 1842 -- (Lelek 1987:163 [ref. 22962] as plebejus). •Valid as Barbus tauricus Kessler 1877 [with subspecies] -- (Berg 1949:690 [ref. 20661], Reshetnikov et al. 1997:735 [ref. 24702], Bogutskaya 1998:89 [ref. 23589], Bogutskaya et al. in Bănărescu & Bogutskaya 2003:397 [ref. 27353], Fricke et al. 2007:34 [ref. 29533], Kottelat & Freyhof 2007:133 [ref. 29996], Parin et al. 2014:70 [ref. 33547], Çiçek et al. 2015:144 [ref. 35151], Turan et al. 2018:542 [ref. 36092], Levin et al. 2019:33 [ref. 36643], Özuluğ & Saç 2019:26 [ref. 36599]). Current status: Valid as Barbus tauricus Kessler 1877. Cyprinidae: Barbinae. Distribution: Black and Azov Sea basins. Habitat: freshwater.