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Scientific Name Hypostomus ancistroides  (Ihering, 1911)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Tatuhy and Rio Piracicaba, Sao Paulo State, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus ancistroides
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. This specific epithet refers to its Ancistrus-like (ancistroides=Ancistrus-like) appearance.
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Size 210mm or 8.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Tietê River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Tietê (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paranapanema, Upper Paranapanema (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paranapanema, Tibagi, Pitangui, Verde (Paraná) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Tietê, Piracicaba (São Paulo) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revista do Museo São Paulo v. 8 (1910), pp 396.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 09:46 (species record created: 2004 Mar 02 00:00)