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stellifera, Xenisma Jordan [D. S.] 1877:322 [Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York v. 11 (nos 11-12) (art. 29); ref. 2373] Silver, Lavender and Rocky Creeks, tributaries of Etowah, Oostanaula and Coosa rivers, Georgia, U.S.A. Syntypes: ANSP 20718-20 (3); BMNH 1880.1.21.53 (1); MCZ 24376 (1); MNHN A-1286 (2); UF 165609 [ex. Butler Univ.] (4); USNM 17888 (2), 20139 (1), 329280 [ex Bulter Univ 329] (1). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:14 [ref. 19576], Böhlke 1984:97 [ref. 13621], Gilbert 2009:160 [ref. 30728]. Appeared first in Jordan in Jordan & Copeland 1876:142, footnote [ref. 5961] with distinguishing features for genus Xenisma but not for species stellifera. •Valid as Fundulus stellifera (Jordan 1877) -- (Thomerson 1969:1 [ref. 30838], Lee et al. 1980:529 [ref. 22416], Cashner et al. 1988:674 [ref. 6681]). •Valid as Fundulus stellifer (Jordan 1877) -- (Page & Burr 1991:217 [ref. 18983], Boschung 1992:88 [ref. 23239], Etnier & Starnes 1993:369 [ref. 22809], Wildekamp 1996:261 [ref. 23649], Mettee et al. 1996:469 [ref. 25836], Fuller et al. 1999:300 [ref. 25838], Lazara 2001:162 [ref. 25711], Ghedotti et al. 2004:53 [ref. 27500], Nelson et al. 2004:103 [ref. 27807], Boschung & Mayden 2004:400 [ref. 27995], Scharpf 2007:15 [ref. 30398], Page & Burr 2011:427 [ref. 31215], Ghedotti & Davis 2013:58 [ref. 32490] in subgenus Fundulus, Page et al. 2013:106 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Fundulus stellifer (Jordan 1877). Fundulidae. Distribution: Southeastern U.S.A.: Alabama, Georgia and southeastern Tennessee. Habitat: freshwater.