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escherichii, Barbus lacerta var. Steindachner [F.] 1897:688 [4], Pl. 2 (figs. 1-1a) [Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 64; ref. 14691] Ankara [Angora], Turkey. Syntypes: (several) NMW 54086-87 (4, 4), 54158 (7), 54232-33 (1, 3), 78221 (1). The correct spelling is escherichii. •Questionably a synonym of Barbus cyclolepis Heckel 1837 -- (Kottelat 1997:49 [ref. 22952], Bianco 1998:132 [ref. 23811]). •Synonym of Barbus tauricus Kessler 1877, but a valid subspecies as described -- (Berg 1949:692 [ref. 20661], Reshetnikov et al. 1997:735 [ref. 24702], Bogutskaya 1998:89 [ref. 23589], Bogutskaya et al. in Bănărescu & Bogutskaya 2003:397 [ref. 27353]). •Valid as Luciobarbus escherichii (Steindachner 1897) -- (Turan et al. 2008:42 [ref. 29741] but misspelled scheich, Çiçek et al. 2015:144 [ref. 35151]). •Valid as Barbus escherichii Steindachner 1897 -- (Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:47 [ref. 28183], Fricke et al. 2007:33 [ref. 29533], Ninua & Japoshvili 2008:165 [ref. 31251], Turan et al. 2009:16 [ref. 29999], Çiçek et al. 2018:5 [ref. 36267], Turan et al. 2018:542 [ref. 36092]). Current status: Valid as Barbus escherichii Steindachner 1897. Cyprinidae: Barbinae. Distribution: Turkey: northern Anatolian Black Sea watersheds to eastern Black Sea drainages, Russia. Habitat: freshwater.