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  • Hemiancistrus medians
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Scientific Name Hemiancistrus medians  (Kner, 1854)
Common Name
Type Locality No locality [= Suriname].
Synonym(s) Ancistrus medians
Etymology Greek, hemi = the half. While the Greek, agkistron = hook, is thought to be the root of the term ancistrus, hemiancistrus can be taken to mean that these species have a part (not exactly HALF) of the features of the genus Ancistrus, but not ALL of the features. 
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Size 340mm or 13.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Maroni River basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Furniture Lives among rocks in fast, deep water.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien v. 7 (256) 281 [6, 31]
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Last Update 2005 Jul 18 00:00 (species record created: 2003 Dec 19 00:00)