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sardina, Melaniris Meek [S. E.] 1907:114 [Field Columbian Museum, Zoölogical Series v. 7 (no. 4); ref. 2959] Lake Managua at Managua, Nicaragua. Holotype: FMNH 5937. Paratypes: ANSP 90841 [ex FMNH] (5); FMNH 5936 (orig. 394), 52269 (now 0); UMMZ 162483 [ex FMNH 52269] (12); USNM 133087 (15). Type catalog: Ibarra & Stewart 1987:56 [ref. 12367], Böhlke 1984:24 [ref. 13621]. •Valid as Melaniris sardina Meek 1907 -- (Villa 1982:141 [ref. 36708], Bussing 1987:161 [ref. 22927]). •Valid as Atherinella sardina (Meek 1907) -- (Chernoff 1986:243 [ref. 5847], Bussing 1998:244 [ref. 24179], Dyer in Reis et al. 2003:517 [ref. 27061], Angulo et al. 2013:995 [ref. 33194], Morgenstern 2018:256 [ref. 36331]). Current status: Valid as Atherinella sardina (Meek 1907). Atherinopsidae: Menidiinae. Distribution: Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Habitat: freshwater.