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Scientific Name Hypostomus macushi  Armbruster & de Souza, 2005
Common Name L303
Type Locality Ireng R., 6.9 km west-southwest of Karasabai, Takutu R.- Negor R. drainage, 04.01957°N, 059.60170°W.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. Named for the Macushi people of northern Rupununi in Southern Guyana.
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Size 300mm or 11.8" 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). However there is the possibility this L-number represents the young Hemiancistrus medians.
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Distribution Currently known from the middle and lower Rupununi River, the Essequibo River at Kurukupari, and the Takutu and Ireng Rivers (Negro River drainage) along the Guyana-Brazil border.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Upper Branco, Tacutu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Upper Branco, Ireng (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Nhamundá (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding A woodeater.
Furniture Wood tangles.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zootaxa No. 920, pp3, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 21 21:56 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 09:07)