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punctata, Ailiichthys Day [F.] 1872:713 [11] [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1871 (pt 3) (art. 1) (for 5 Dec. 1871); ref. 1079] Jumna at and below Delhi, also lower Punjab rivers, India. Syntypes: (numerous) AMS B.7570 (1, syntype); BMNH 1889.2.1.2585-87 (3), .2588-90 (3), .2591 (1 skeleton), .2592-93 (2); NMW 47894 (1), 47863 (1); RMNH 2763 (1); ZMB 11213 (1); ZSI 420 (1, lost). Type catalog: Whitehead & Talwar 1976:157 [ref. 23762], Ferraris 2007:356 [ref. 29155]. On p. 11 of separate. Reasons for loss of ZSI type specimens during WWII see Chopra 1947:349-350 [ref. 33077]. •Synonym of Ailia coila (Hamilton 1822) -- (Menon 1999:222 [ref. 24904]). •Valid as Ailia punctata (Day 1872) -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:594 [ref. 20764], Rafique 2000:326 [ref. 25220], Karmakar 2000:32 [ref. 25662], Mirza 2003:20 [ref. 27265], Ataur Rahman 2003:201 [ref. 31338]). •Valid as Ailiichthys punctata Day 1872 -- (Burgess 1989:98 [ref. 12860], Ataur Rahman 1989:181 [ref. 24860], Jayaram 2006:119 [ref. 28762] as Ailichthys and dated to 1871, Ferraris 2007:356 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Valid as Ailiichthys punctata Day 1872. Ailiidae. Distribution: Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. Habitat: freshwater.