The Cyprinidae are the family of freshwater fishes, collectively called cyprinids, that includes the carps, the true minnows, and their relatives (for example, the barbs and barbels).
Maurice Kottelat (born 16 July 1957 in Delémont, Switzerland International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (accessed 2014)) is a Swiss ichthyologist specializing in Eurasian freshwater fishes.
Rohan David Pethiyagoda (abbreviated to Rohan Pett by deed poll in 2010), is one of Sri Lanka's leading naturalist and a taxonomist on Freshwater fish of Sri Lanka.
Sinhalese, known natively as Sinhala (සිංහල; siṁhala), is the native language of the Sinhalese people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, numbering about 16 million.
Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.