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"Taxonomic Notes: Tor malabaricus was described by Jerdon (1849) as Barbus malabaricus from the mountain streams of Malabar India. Menon (1992) synonymised this species with Tor khudree while Indra (1993) considered it as a valid sub species. Recent genetic work has confirmed the validity of T. malabaricus as a seperate species using RAPD technique (Silas et al. 2005), and mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences (A Gopalakrishnan pers.comm.). M. Arunachalam (pers.comm.) suspects all Tor khudree recorded from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are T. malabaricus, except for three populations in Chalakkudy, Cauvery and Krishna basins."

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