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kretseri, Malpulutta Deraniyagala [P. E. P.] 1937:353, Fig. 1 [The Ceylon Journal of Science, Section B. Zoology and Geology v. 20 (pt 3); ref. 1117] Dandegamuva, Northwest Province, Sri Lanka. Holotype: BMNH 1937.9.16.15 [ex Colombo Mus.]. Paratypes: (2). Type information: Pethiyagoda 1991:336 [ref. 20075]. Collection localities given, but locality of holotype not specified. •Valid as Malpulutta kretseri Deraniyagala 1937 -- (Vierke 1986:73 [ref. 36452], Vierke 1988:107 [ref. 36453], Pethiyagoda 1991:264 [ref. 20075], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:1003 [ref. 20764]). Current status: Valid as Malpulutta kretseri Deraniyagala 1937. Osphronemidae: Macropodusinae. Distribution: Sri Lanka. Habitat: freshwater.