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Scientific Name Hypostomus rhantos  Armbruster, Tansey & Lujan, 2007
Common Name L242
Type Locality Río Parucito at Raudales Salomon, 2.7 kilometers north-east of San Juan de Manapiare, 05.34637°, -066.03347°, Río Manapiare-Río Ventuari-Río Orinoco drainage, Amazonas, Venezuela.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss - ran toss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. Rhantos is Greek for sprinkled, speckled, or spotted and refers to the tiny randomly placed

spots of this species.
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Size 196mm or 7.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Different from all described Hypostomus except H. micromaculatus in that it's covered with small dark spots. Can be separated from H. micromaculatus by the fact that the latter has oval spots in rows, whilst this species has round and evenly distributed spots. For further details, see reference.
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Distribution South America: Venezuela. Currently known from the Río Ventuari, a tributary of the upper Río Orinoco, and the mainstem upper Orinoco above Puerto Ayacucho to the Río Casiquiare in Amazonas.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Ventuari (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Furniture Habitats from which H. rhantos were collected range from consolidated lateritic rocks in flow, to bedrock cracks in flow, to branches and trunks of trees in slack water.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1553, pp 60, Figs. 1-2, 3B.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 19 05:52 (species record created: 2006 Jul 30 00:00)