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Scientific Name Hypostomus affinis  (Steindachner, 1877)
Common Name
Type Locality aus dem Rio Mucury bei Santa Clara [...] im RioParahyba und dessen Nebenflusse Muriahé, im Rio Mucury und S. Antonio bei S. Antonio de Ferros [restrictedto Rio Parahyba (as Campos, in the rio Paraíba do Sul basin), Brazil, by lectotype designation
Synonym(s) Plecostomus affinis
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 397mm or 15.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Paraíba do Sul River basin, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Paraíba do Sul (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Espirito Santo State Rivers, Doce, Piracicaba (Minas Gerais) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 74 (1. Abth.), pp 685 [127].
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Last Update 2014 Aug 11 16:09 (species record created: 2011 Sep 22 12:08)