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salvatoris, Poecilia Regan [C. T.] 1907:65, Pl. 14 (figs. 2-3) [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 19 (no. 109) (art. 6); ref. 15174] Warm springs in San Salvador, El Salvador. Syntypes: BMNH 1864.1.26.191 (34), BMNH 1977.8.10.1-6 (6). Poeser 2003:49 [ref. 26769] wrongly considers this as a replacement name. •Synonym of Poecilia sphenops Valenciennes 1846 -- (Rosen & Bailey 1963:51 [ref. 7067]). •Synonym of Poecilia gillii (Kner 1863) but a valid subspecies -- (Poeser 2003:49 [ref. 26769] as a variation, Poeser 2003:360 [ref. 27075]). •Possibly a synonym of Poecilia mexicana Steindachner 1863 -- (Ho et al. 2016:40 [ref. 34400] in subgenus Mollienesia, Huber 2019:117 [ref. 36941]). •Valid as Poecilia salvatoris Regan 1907 -- (Poeser 1995:244 [ref. 22070], Meyer & Radda 2000:76 [ref. 25029], Meyer et al. 2002:49 [ref. 26721], Lucinda in Reis et al. 2003:568 [ref. 27061], Lucinda & Reis 2005:45 [ref. 29205], Poeser 2011:420 [ref. 31550], McMahan et al. 2013:447 [ref. 32422], Meyer 2015:247 [ref. 34698], Palacios et al. 2016:232 [ref. 34629] in subgenus Mollienesia, González-Murcia et al. 2019:297 [ref. 36544]). Current status: Valid as Poecilia salvatoris Regan 1907. Poeciliidae: Poeciliinae. Distribution: Both slopes of Central America: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Habitat: freshwater.