|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypostomus rhantos Armbruster, Tansey & Lujan, 2007|
|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.
|Size||200mm or 7.9" 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.|
|Distribution||Currently known from the Río Ventuari, a tributary of the upper Río Orinoco, and the mainstream
upper Orinoco above Puerto Ayacucho to the Río Casiquiare in Amazonas, Venezuela.
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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|Temperature||23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Zootaxa No. 1553, pp 60, Figs. 1-2, 3B.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 08 08:00 (species record created: 2006 Jul 30 00:00)|