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Scientific Name Hypostomus macushi  Armbruster & de Souza, 2005
Common Name L303
Type Locality Ireng River, 6.9 kilometers west-southwest of Karasabai, Takutu River- Negor River 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 142mm or 5.6" 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 South America: Rupununi River, Essequibo River and 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 (Roraima), Upper Branco (Roraima), Tacutu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima), Upper Branco (Roraima), 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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding A woodeater.
Furniture Wood tangles.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 920, pp 3, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 19 09:26 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 09:07)