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melanomaculatus, Puntius ticto Deraniyagala [P. E. P.] 1956:34 [Part 1; ref. 21809] Kantalai reservoir, eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Holotype: NMSL FF728A. Paratypes: NMSL FF728B (10). Type information: Pethiyagoda 1991:336 [ref. 20075] but only holotype listed. Also appeared in Deraniyagala 1958:129 [ref. 11990]. •Valid as Puntius melanomaculatus Deraniyagala 1956 -- (Meegaskumbura et al. 2008:150 [ref. 29872]). •Valid as Pethia melanomaculata (Deraniyagala 1956) -- (Pethiyagoda et al. 2012:81 [ref. 32071], Katwate et al. 2014:244 [ref. 33433], Katwate et al. 2014:213 [ref. 33571], Batuwita et al. 2015:576 [ref. 33714], Ren et al. 2020:[5] [ref. 37805], Sudasinghe et al. 2021:[4] [ref. 38791]). Current status: Valid as Pethia melanomaculata (Deraniyagala 1956). Cyprinidae: Smiliogastrinae. Distribution: South Asia: Sri Lanka. Habitat: freshwater.


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