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Scientific Name Hypostomus nigromaculatus  (Schubart, 1964)
Common Names LDA012, Nigromaculatus-Hypostomus (Germany)
Type Locality Cachoeira de Emas, Rio Mogi Guassu basin, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus nigromaculatus
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. Nigro = black + maculatus = spots.
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Size 102mm or 4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: middle and upper Paraná River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Middle Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bol. Mus. Nac. Rio de J. Zool. (N. S.) No. 251 2 Figs. 2, 5
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Last Update 2006 Oct 07 08:13 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 08:48)