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melanostigma, Saccoderma Schultz [L. P.] 1944:315, Figs. 40-41 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 95 (no. 3181); ref. 3960] Río San Juan near bridge, southern of Mene Grande, Motatán system, Venezuela. Holotype: USNM 121519. Paratypes: MCZ 37296 [ex USNM 121525] (4); MHNG [ex USNM 121528] (4), UMMZ 145025 [ex USNM 121530]; CAS-SU 18145 [ex USNM 121528] (6, missing); USNM 121520-24 (5, 44, 24, 3, 3), 121525 (orig. 23, now 19), 121526-27 (7, 4), 121528 (orig. 108, now 98), 121529 (9), 121530 (orig. 4, now 0); ZMA 114669 (1). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:26 [ref. 12291], Nijssen et al. 1982:24 [ref. 19236], Vari & Howe 1991:38-39 [ref. 19022]. •Valid as Saccoderma melanostigma Schultz 1944 -- (Galvis et al. 1997:53 [ref. 23651], Malabarba in Reis et al. 2003:219 [ref. 27061], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:54 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Saccoderma melanostigma Schultz 1944. Characidae: Cheirodontinae. Distribution: Lake Maracaibo basin, Venezuela and Colombia. Habitat: freshwater.


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