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venusta, Cyprinella Girard [C. F.] 1856:198 [34] [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 8; ref. 1810] Rio Sabinal at Sabinal, Uvalde County, Texas, U.S.A. Lectotype: ANSP 3035 [ex USNM 140]. Paralectotypes: ANSP 3036 [ex USNM 140] (1), MCZ 1695 [ex USNM 140] (2), MNHN 0000-0376 [ex USNM 140] (2), USNM 140 (orig. 15+, now 0, 1 pair pharyngeal arches as #2719). Type catalog: Gilbert 1978:87 [ref. 7042], Böhlke 1984:94 [ref. 13621], Gilbert 1998:161 [ref. 23395]. On p. 34 of separate. Lectotype selected by Gibbs 1957:180 [ref. 21244]. •Valid as Notropis venustus (Girard 1856), subspecies venustus -- (Gibbs 1957:179 [ref. 21244], Gilbert 1978:87 [ref. 7042], Lee et al. 1980:321 [ref. 22416], Dimmick 1987:316 [ref. 11406], Robison & Buchanan 1988:238 [ref. 23393]). •Valid as Cyprinella venusta Girard 1856, subspecies venusta [most authors as subspecies] -- (Mayden 1989:77 [ref. 12555], Page & Burr 1991:122 [ref. 18983], Boschung 1992:47 [ref. 23239], Etnier & Starnes 1993:158 [ref. 22809], Taylor et al. 1994:72 [ref. 21896], Warren et al. 1994:132 [ref. 25557], Knight & Hastings 1994:149 [ref. 25560], Richardson & Gold 1995:32 [ref. 22412], Schmidt & Gold 1995:200 [ref. 22413], Kristmundsdóttir & Gold 1996:773 [ref. 22599], Mettee et al. 1996:175 [ref. 25836], Simons & Mayden 1997:195 [ref. 24948], Gilbert 1998:161 [ref. 23395], Fuller et al. 1999:66 [ref. 25838], Ross et al. 2001:147 [ref. 25978]). •Valid as Cyprinella venusta Girard 1856 -- (Nelson et al. 2004:69 [ref. 27807], Miller & Robison 2004:96 [ref. 27931], Boschung & Mayden 2004:173 [ref. 27995], Scharpf 2005:14 [ref. 28940] with subspecies, Miller 2006:114 [ref. 28615], Minckley & Marsh 2009:179 [ref. 31114], Page & Burr 2011:238 [ref. 31215] with 3 subspecies, Page et al. 2013:70 [ref. 32708], Robins et al. 2018:84 [ref. 35886] with 3 subspecies). Current status: Valid as Cyprinella venusta Girard 1856. Leuciscidae: Pogonichthyinae. Distribution: Eastern U.S.A.: Florida to western Texas. Mississippi River and drainages to the west [subspecies venusta]. Gulf drainages (except Mobile Bay) east of the Mississippi River [subspecies cercostigma]. Habitat: freshwater.