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Scientific Name Hypostomus argus  (Fowler, 1943)
Common Name
Type Locality Villavicencio, Río Meta basin, Colombia.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus argus
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 116mm or 4.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Meta River basin.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Upper Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 95, pp249, Figs. 28-31.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 27 15:38 (species record created: 2011 Sep 22 12:16)