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Scientific Name Hypostomus chrysostiktos  Birindelli, Zanata & Lima, 2007
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Type Locality Iaçu, rio Paraguaçu, Fazenda Santo Antonio at 10 kilometers from Vila São Vicente, 12°30'54.1''S, 39°22'53.9''W, Bahia, Brazil, elevation 134 meters.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. The specific epithet chrysostiktos from the greek chrysos, after gold, and stiktus, after spotted, in allusion to the bright yellow spots present in living specimens.
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Size 260mm or 10.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This species is unusual in the respect that it has 10-11 dorsal rays. For further ID details, see the original description linked in the "Reference" section.
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Distribution Only known from rio Paraguaçu basin, an independent coastal drainage in northeastern Brazil, where it is widespread
Bahia State Rivers, Paraguaçu (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. 5 (no. 3)
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Last Update 2011 Jan 24 07:25 (species record created: 2010 Oct 07 19:50)