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pygmaea, Melanotaenia Allen [G. R.] 1978:99, Fig. [Tropical Fish Hobbyist v. 26 (no. 10); ref. 8855] Cascade Creek, West Kimberley, 15°38'S, 125°18'E, Western Australia. Holotype: WAM P.25034-003. Paratypes: AMNH 51618 [ex WAM P.25040-001] (3); AMS I.19990-001 (2); RMNH 27662 (2); USNM 217956 (2); WAM P.25034-001 (30, 3 c&s), P.25040-001 (17, now 10); ZMA 115746 (2). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:75 [ref. 19236], Hutchins & Smith 1991:13 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:14 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Melanotaenia pygmaea Allen 1978 -- (Allen & Cross 1982:56 [ref. 6251], Paxton et al. 1989:351 [ref. 12442], Unmack 2001:1061 [ref. 25797], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Allen et al. 2002:155 [ref. 25930], Allen et al. 2006:692 [ref. 29066], Allen et al. 2015:103 [ref. 33750]). Current status: Valid as Melanotaenia pygmaea Allen 1978. Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Australia: Western Australia. Habitat: freshwater.