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Scientific Name Hemiancistrus cerrado  Souza, Melo, Chamon & Armbruster, 2008
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Type Locality Município Goiás Velho, rio Bugre, tributary of rio Vermelho, under bridge on road GO-164, 25 kilometers northwest of Goiás, 15°47'13''S, 50°07'53''W, Goiás State, Brazil.
Etymology Greek, hemi = the half. While the Greek, agkistron = hook, is thought to be the root of the term ancistrus, hemiancistrus can be taken to mean that these species have a part (not exactly HALF) of the features of the genus Ancistrus, but not ALL of the features. Etymology. Named after the Brazilian Cerrado, where the species is found. A noun in apposition.
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Size 170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: tributaries of rio Araguiaia, rio Tocantins basin in Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (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 Neotropical Ichthyology v. 6 (no. 3
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Last Update 2013 Apr 19 21:16 (species record created: 2008 Dec 28 03:15)