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sternicla, Clupea Linnaeus [C.] 1758:319 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Suriname. Syntypes: BMNH 1853.11.12.211 [Gronovius coll.] (1, skin). Type catalog: Wheeler 1958:209, Pl. 29 (fig. 3) [ref. 13434]. •Valid as Gasteropelecus sternicla (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Weitzman 1960:222 [ref. 9611], Ortega & Vari 1986:10 [ref. 9708], Planquette et al. 1996:186 [ref. 22818], Lasso et al. 2001:96 [ref. 25928], Weitzman & Palmer in Reis et al. 2003:102 [ref. 27061], Phillip et al. 2013:15 [ref. 32896], Barriga S. 2014:106 [ref. 35745], Sarmiento et al. 2014:75, 186 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:62 [ref. 35633], Guimarães et al. 2017:73 [ref. 36427]). Current status: Valid as Gasteropelecus sternicla (Linnaeus 1758). Gasteropelecidae. Distribution: Amazon River basin: Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana and northern, Brazil. Habitat: freshwater.