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Scientific Name Hypostomus meleagris  (Marini, Nichols & La Monte, 1933)
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Type Locality Southeastern Brazil.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus meleagris
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper and middle Paraná River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Middle Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference American Museum Novitates No. 618, pp4.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 18 06:52 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 07:35)