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assimilis, Systomus Jerdon [T. C.] 1849:319 [Madras Journal of Literature and Science v. 15 (pt 2); ref. 4902] Nethravati River, Dharmasthala, Karnataka, India, 12°57'57.52"N, 75°22'12.14"E, elevation 83 meters [Canara [now Madikeri], Karnataka State, southern India.] Neotype: BNHS FWF 1010. Neotype designated by Katwate et al. 2020:214 [ref. 37497]. •Synonym of Puntius filamentosus (Valenciennes 1844) -- (Menon 1999:92 [ref. 24904] as assiniglis). •Valid as Puntius assimilis (Jerdon 1849) -- (Pethiyagoda & Kottelat 2005:134 [ref. 28274], Rema Devi et al. 2010:1121 [ref. 30982], Knight et al. 2011:1690 [ref. 31267]). •Valid as Dawkinsia assimilis (Jerdon 1849) -- (Pethiyagoda et al. 2012:80 [ref. 32071], Bleher 2018:416 [ref. 36647], Katwate et al. 2020:214 [ref. 37497], Ren et al. 2020:[5] [ref. 37805], Katwate et al. 2020:725 [ref. 37975], Sudasinghe et al. 2021:[3] [ref. 38706]). Current status: Valid as Dawkinsia assimilis (Jerdon 1849). Cyprinidae: Smiliogastrinae. Distribution: South Asia: Nethravathi River drainage, Karnataka, southern Western Ghats (southern India). Habitat: freshwater.