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melanogaster, Poecilia Günther [A.] 1866:345 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 6; ref. 1983] Jamaica or North America [probably Kingston, Jamaica]. Lectotype: BMNH 1848.1.12.1546. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1848.1.12.1547-1550 (4). ? Lectotype selection by Chambers 1987 in Journal of Fish Biology v. 30 (no. 4). •Valid as Limia melanogaster (Günther 1866) -- (Lee et al. 1983:34 [ref. 22527], Rodriguez 1997:671 [ref. 23266], Poeser 2003:135 [ref. 26783], Lucinda in Reis et al. 2003:563 [ref. 27061], Lucinda & Reis 2005:46 [ref. 29205], Meyer 2015:138 [ref. 34698], Rodriguez-Silva & Weaver 2020:1368 [ref. 37404]). •Valid as Poecilia melanogaster Günther 1866 -- (Rosen & Bailey 1963:60 [ref. 7067], Huber 2019:108 [ref. 36941]). Current status: Valid as Poecilia melanogaster Günther 1866. Poeciliidae: Poeciliinae. Distribution: Southern and western Jamaica. Habitat: freshwater.