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lohachata, Botia Chaudhuri [B. L.] 1912:441, Pl. 40 (figs. 2, 2a-b) [Records of the Indian Museum (Calcutta) v. 7 (pt 5); ref. 14837] Gandak [Sandak] River at Saran, Bihar, India. Holotype (unique): ZSI F 8068/1. Type catalog: Menon & Yazdani 1968:120 [ref. 20743]. •Synonym of Botia almorhae Gray 1831 -- (Menon 1992:32 [ref. 23970], Menon 1999:155 [ref. 24904]). •Questionably a synonym of Botia almorhae Gray 1831 -- (Kottelat 2004:12 [ref. 27360]). •Valid as Botia lohachata Chaudhuri 1912 -- (Shrestha 1978:37 [ref. 15970], Ataur Rahman 1989:155 [ref. 24860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:539 [ref. 20764], Sen 1995:557 [ref. 23778], Karmakar 2000:31 [ref. 25662], Nalbant 2002:318 [ref. 27361], Mirza 2003:13 [ref. 27265], Ataur Rahman 2003:174 [ref. 31338], Grant 2007:28 [ref. 29922], Shrestha 2008:143 [ref. 29923], Conway et al. 2011:1755 [ref. 31594], Kottelat 2012:16 [ref. 32367], Bohlen et al. 2016:17 [ref. 34628], Bleher 2018:280 [ref. 36647]). •Synonym of Botia histrionica Blyth 1860 -- (Kottelat 2013:174 [ref. 32989] with question). Current status: Valid as Botia lohachata Chaudhuri 1912. Botiidae: Botiinae. Distribution: Northern Himalaya Foothills, India, Nepal and Bangladesh [Myanmar with question]. Habitat: freshwater.