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"Taxonomic Notes: Puntius arenatus was originally described as Barbus arenatus by Day (1878) from Madras Presidency, India. While the species is considered valid by Talwar and Jhingran (1991) and Jayaram (1991, 1999) the species was synonymized to Puntius melanostigma by Menon (1999). Jayaram (2010) treats this as a separate species."

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