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Scientific Name Hypostomus aspidolepis  (Günther, 1867)
Common Name
Type Locality Veragua, Panama.
Synonym(s) Chaetostomus aspidolepis, Hemiancistrus aspidolepis
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. Genus: Greek, hemi = the half + Greek, agkistron = hook
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Size 240mm or 9.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks In the wild this species can be found in a water temperature of about 25°C, pH 7.4 and in strong current.
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Distribution Central America: Gatun River basin in the Caribbean coastal drainage.
Panama Caribbean Rivers, Chagres, Gatun (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 Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866 (pt 3), pp 603.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 03 12:54 (species record created: 2004 Aug 05 00:00)