|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypostomus taphorni (Lilyestrom, 1984)|
|Type Locality||Río Botanamo, Río Cuyuni drainage, near the bridge on road to Bochinche, 7°25'N, 61°11'W, Bolívar State, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||hi POSS tow muss - tap horn eye|
|Etymology||Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. Named to honour Donald C. Taphorn.|
|Size||228mm or 9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Previously placed in Cochliodon and now included in the larger genus, Hypostomus as a member of the Hypostomus Cochliodon group. All these species have higher backs than other conspecifics and spoon shaped teeth (like Panaque). See link below.|
|General Remarks||Fishbase and CLOFFSCA disagree on size: 185 mm SL listed in CLOFFSCA.|
|Distribution||South America: Essequibo River basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||Being a member of the Hypostomus cochliodon group, it will eat wood.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Rev. Unellez Cien. Tec. v. 2 43 Fig. 8-9|
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|Last Update||2008 Apr 25 01:44 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 09:23)|