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sylvatica, Melanotaenia Allen [G. R.] 1997:38, Fig. 1 [Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 24 (no. 1/2); ref. 22929] Sapoi River, small side channel, about 4.5 kilometers south of Ivimka Camp, 7°45.9'S, 146°29.0'E, Papua New Guinea, elevation 40 meters. Holotype: WAM P.31224-001. Paratypes: WAM P.31224-002 (25). Type catalog: Moore et al. 2008:14 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Melanotaenia sylvatica Allen 1997 -- (Allen & Hadiaty 2011:602 [ref. 31351], Allen et al. 2015:103 [ref. 33750], Graf et al. 2015:870 [ref. 33836], Hammer et al. 2019:212 [ref. 37131]). Current status: Valid as Melanotaenia sylvatica Allen 1997. Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Lakekamu River system, Papua New Guinea. Habitat: freshwater.