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limnichthys, Lycengraulis Schultz [L. P.] 1949:51 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 99 (no. 3235); ref. 3967] Río Agua Caliente, 2-3 kilometers above Lago de Maracaibo, Venezuela. Holotype: USNM 121751. Paratypes: Dahl coll. [ex USNM 121757] (5); MCZ 37246 [ex USNM 121757] (5); UMMZ 157669 [ex USNM 121753] (10); USNM 121752 (59, now 58), 121753 (orig. 40, now 29), 121754-56 (2, 1, 1), 121757 (orig. 84, now 73), 121758 (6). •Synonym of Lycengraulis grossidens (Agassiz 1829) -- (Whitehead et al. 1988:390 [ref. 5725], Nizinski & Munroe 2003:791 [ref. 26995]). •Valid as Lycengraulis limnichthys Schultz 1949 -- (Cervigón 1991:127 [ref. 24472], Cervigón 1992:316 [ref. 23827], González Bencomo et al. 1997:159 [ref. 24960], Aguilera 1998:46 [ref. 24221], Kullander & Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:41 [ref. 27061], Nizinski & Munroe 2003:794 [ref. 26995], Loeb & Alcântara 2013:200 [ref. 32809]). Current status: Valid as Lycengraulis limnichthys Schultz 1949. Engraulidae. Distribution: Lake Maracaibo River basin, Venezuela. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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