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melapleura, Poecilia Gosse [P. H.] 1851:84, Pl. 1 (fig. 3) [A naturalist's sojourn in Jamaica; ref. 18149] Bluefields, Jamaica. Lectotype: BMNH 1847.12.27.90. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1849.12.27.91-95 (6). As Halochilus melanopleurus in G√ľnther 1866: 317 [ref. 1983], also emended to melanopleura by Bleeker 1860:486 [ref. 380]. Lectotype selected by Huber 2019:68 [ref. 36941]. •Valid as Gambusia melapleura (Gosse 1851) -- (Rosen & Bailey 1963:95 [ref. 7067], Fink 1971:65 [ref. 7671], Lee et al. 1983:14 [ref. 22527], Rauchenberger 1989:3 [ref. 15687], Lucinda in Reis et al. 2003:559 [ref. 27061], Lucinda & Reis 2005:41 [ref. 29205], Meyer 2015:87 [ref. 34698], Huber 2019:68 [ref. 36941]). Current status: Valid as Gambusia melapleura (Gosse 1851). Poeciliidae: Poeciliinae. Distribution: Western Jamaica. Habitat: freshwater.