Abstract The nomenclatural status of the 16 genera and 42 species of fishes described by van
Hassett is reviewed. One genus is preoccupied and 4 genera and 26 species are nomina nuda.
The status of some cobitoid generic names is reviewed with greater details: Noemacheilus van Hasselt
is a nomen nudum; Aeantophthalmus van Hasselt is a junior synonym of Cobitis Linnaeus and
Acanthophthalmus Bleeker is an incorrect spelling; the fishes usually called Acanthophthalmus