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Scientific Name Hemiancistrus medians  (Kner, 1854)
Common Name
Type Locality Grand Inini River, Saut S, 3°36'19"N, 53°48'25"W, 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 390mm or 15.4" 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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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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Reference Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 7, pp (256) 281 [6, 31].
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 09:47 (species record created: 2003 Dec 19 00:00)