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Scientific Name Pogonopoma wertheimeri  (Steindachner, 1867)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Mucuri District, Santa Clara, Bahia State, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus wertheimeri
Pronunciation pog ON oh poma
Etymology (Greek)Pogon=beard + (Greek)op=eye + (Greek)poma=lid, operculum. 
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Size 223mm or 8.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Mucuri and São Mateus River basins. Currently known from three coastal river drainages in southeastern Brazil.
Bahia State Rivers, Mucuri (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Espirito Santo State Rivers, São Mateus (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Other Parameters Usually found in stretches of river with mid to strong water current and rocky or sandy bottom; although some specimens were collected from a lentic habitat
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 4 (no. 14) (for 16 May 1867), pp 119.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 05 03:28 (species record created: 2006 Jul 30 09:51)