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belizanus, Belonesox Kner [R.] 1860:419, Pl. [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 40 (no. 10); ref. 2632] Belize. Possible syntypes: USNM 117504 (2). On p. 3 of separate. •Valid as Belonesox belizanus Kner 1860 -- (Rosen & Bailey 1963:107 [ref. 7067], Lee et al. 1980:537 [ref. 22416], Villa 1982:129 [ref. 36708], Bussing 1987:132 [ref. 22927], Page & Burr 1991:239 [ref. 18983], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:44 [ref. 22290], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:117 [ref. 22947], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:921 [ref. 23897], Bussing 1998:194 [ref. 24179], Fuller et al. 1999:303 [ref. 25838], Ghedotti & Wiley 2003:1157 [ref. 27019], Lucinda in Reis et al. 2003:556 [ref. 27061], Smith et al. 2003:16 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:103 [ref. 27807], Lucinda & Reis 2005:41 [ref. 29205], Miller 2006:218 [ref. 28615], Scharpf 2007:16 [ref. 30398] with subspecies, Matamoros et al. 2009:13 [ref. 31241], Page & Burr 2011:450 [ref. 31215] with 2 subspecies, Page et al. 2013:108 [ref. 32708], Angulo et al. 2013:996 [ref. 33194], Meyer 2015:18 [ref. 34698], Robins et al. 2018:226 [ref. 35886]). Current status: Valid as Belonesox belizanus Kner 1860. Poeciliidae: Poeciliinae. Distribution: Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua; introduced elsewhere, including Florida. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.