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vacha, Pimelodus Hamilton [F.] 1822:196, 378, Pl. 19 (fig. 64) [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; ref. 2031] Larger fresh water rivers, Gangetic provinces, India. No types known. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:358 [ref. 29155]. Hamilton's original illustration reproduced by Britz 2019:Pl. 110 [ref. 37532]. •Valid as Eutropiichthys vacha (Hamilton 1822) -- (Shrestha 1978:39 [ref. 15970], Burgess 1989:98 [ref. 12860], Ataur Rahman 1989:183 [ref. 24860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:603 [ref. 20764], Sen 1995:568 [ref. 23778], Menon 1999:224 [ref. 24904], Rafique 2000:326 [ref. 25220], Karmakar 2000:33 [ref. 25662], Mirza 2003:21 [ref. 27265], Yadav 2003:20 [ref. 27711], Ataur Rahman 2003:203 [ref. 31338], Jayaram 2006:137 [ref. 28762], Ferraris 2007:358 [ref. 29155], Ferraris & Vari 2007:880 [ref. 29440], Shrestha 2008:159 [ref. 29923], Ahmed et al. 2013:286 [ref. 32872], Kottelat 2013:252 [ref. 32989], Ng et al. 2014:6080 [ref. 33416]), Current status: Valid as Eutropiichthys vacha (Hamilton 1822). Ailiidae. Distribution: South central to southeastern Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh (not Myanmar & Thailand, ref. 32989). Habitat: freshwater.