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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 190mm or 7.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: La Plata system: Upper Parana basin: Tiete drainage.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Tietê (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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 2019 Sep 30 11:55 (species record created: 2004 Mar 02 00:00)