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Scientific Name Hypostomus hemiurus  (Eigenmann, 1912)
Common Name
Type Locality Amatuk [Potaro River], British Guiana.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus hemiurus
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 201mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Coastal drainages of Guyana
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp224, Fig. 34, Pl. 25 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2013 Jan 21 21:20 (species record created: 2011 Sep 22 17:40)