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melasma, Creagrutus Vari [R. P.], Harold [A. S.] & Taphorn [D. C.] 1994:91, Fig. 1 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 107 (no. 1); ref. 21268] Río Orituco, first bridge along road from Santa Teresa to Altagracia, Parque Nacional Guatopo, Guarico, Venezuela. Holotype: MBUCV-V-22198. Paratypes: ANSP 134171 (48); CAS 79622 (10); INHS 60021 (10); MBUCV-V-21257 (74 not 56), V-24020 (2); MCNG 15354 (56), 24622 (34); MHNLS 503 (6); USNM 219615-6 (3, 1). Type catalog: Sabaj et al. 1997:269 [ref. 23225], Lasso et al. 1997:42 [ref. 23639], Provenzano et al. 1998:6 [ref. 24196]. •Valid as Creagrutus melasma Vari, Harold & Taphorn 1994 -- (Vari & Harold 2001:149 [ref. 25842], Vari & Harold in Reis et al. 2003:124 [ref. 27061], Mirande et al. 2013:763 [ref. 33366], Thomaz et al. 2015:Add. 5 [ref. 33893], DoNascimiento 2016:529 [ref. 34727], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:58 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Creagrutus melasma Vari, Harold & Taphorn 1994. Characidae: Stevardiinae. Distribution: Orinoco River basin and Tuy and Neveri rivers of Caribbean Sea versant, Venezuela and Colombia. Habitat: freshwater.