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Scientific Name Hypostomus alatus  Castelnau, 1855
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Sabara, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 270mm or 10.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Eastern Brazilian coastal drainage: São Francisco basin: das Velhas drainage and Argentina.
São Francisco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
São Francisco, Das Velhas (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 Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2, pp41, Pl. 20 (fig. 1)
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 05:50 (species record created: 2011 Sep 22 12:12)