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ambassis, Barbus Day [F.] 1869:583 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1868 (pt 3) (art. 5); ref. 21115] Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. Syntypes and/or Day specimens: AMS B.7553 (1, syntype), BMNH 1889.2.1.681-85 (5), NMW 53688-89 (1, 1), RMNH 2686 (1), ZMB 11125 (1), ZSI A.788 (1). Type catalog: Whitehead & Talwar 1976:155 [ref. 23762], Ferraris et al. 2000:294 [ref. 25110]. •Synonym of Puntius guganio (Hamilton 1822) -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:273 [ref. 20764], Ataur Rahman 2003:147 [ref. 31338]). •Valid as Puntius ambassis (Day 1869) -- (Menon 1999:85 [ref. 24904], Menon et al. 2000:267 [ref. 25168], Jameela Beevi & Ramachandran 2005:85 [ref. 28531], Bleher 2018:702 [ref. 36647], Plamoottil 2019:717 [ref. 37157], Plamoottil & Johnson 2020:98 [ref. 37958]). Current status: Valid as Puntius ambassis (Day 1869). Cyprinidae: Smiliogastrinae. Distribution: South Asia: peninsular India. Habitat: freshwater.