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  • Hypostomus rhantos
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Scientific Name Hypostomus rhantos  Armbruster, Tansey & Lujan, 2007
Common Name L242
Type Locality Venezuela, Amazonas, Río Manapiare-Río Ventuari-Río OrinocoDrainage, Río Parucito at Raudales Salomon, 2.7 km NE of San Juan de Manapiare, 05.34637, -066.03347
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 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.
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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)
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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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References Zootaxa 1553: 59–68 (2007)
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Last Update 2011 Sep 22 13:16 (species record created: 2006 Jul 30 00:00)