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  • Hypostomus taphorni
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Scientific Name Hypostomus taphorni  (Lilyestrom, 1984)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Botanamo, Río Cuyuni drainage, near the bridge on road to Bochinche, 7°25'N, 61°11'W, Bolívar State, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Cochliodon taphorni
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss - tap horn eye
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. Named to honour Donald C. Taphorn.
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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.
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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)