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malapterura, Cobitis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1846:88, Pl. 523 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 18; ref. 1011] "Sent from Syria" [Iran]. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-3962 (1), B-3070 [ex MNHN 0000-3962] (1). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1948:96 [ref. 19574]. The genus Paracobitis is feminine, so the correct species spelling is probably malapterura. Discussion of type locality (Iran) and restricted distribution see Freyhof et al. 2014:17 [ref. 33505]. •Valid as Nemacheilus malapterurus (Valenciennes 1846) -- (Berg 1949:883 [ref. 20661] as Nemachilus, Coad 1981:14 [ref. 22348] as Noemacheilus, Coad 1991:18 [ref. 15702], Coad 1995:22 [ref. 23608], Coad 1996:71 [ref. 25297], Coad 1998:103 [ref. 23869]). •Synonym of Paracobitis longicauda (Kessler 1872) -- (Bănărescu & Nalbant 1995:443 [ref. 23187]). •Valid as Paracobitis malapterura (Valenciennes 1846) -- (Bănărescu & Nalbant 1995:443 [ref. 23187], Fricke et al. 2007:52 [ref. 29533], Prokofiev 2009:888 [ref. 30604], Coad 2010:209 [ref. 36620], Esmaeili et al. 2010:372 [ref. 33391], Freyhof et al. 2012:306 [ref. 31752], Kottelat 2012:100 [ref. 32367], Freyhof et al. 2014:16 [ref. 33505], Mousavi-Sabet et al. 2015:340 [ref. 33744], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2015:885 [ref. 34062], Esmaeili et al. 2017:69 [ref. 35254], Esmaeili et al. 2018:48 [ref. 36089]). Current status: Valid as Paracobitis malapterura (Valenciennes 1846). Nemacheilidae. Distribution: Lake Namak basin and eastern Kavir basin, Iran; Iraq. Habitat: freshwater.