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Scientific Name Transancistrus santarosensis  (Tan & Armbruster, 2012)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Santa Rosa, 13.5 km south of Santa Rosa on Hwy 92, 3.56944°S, 79.9429°W, El Oro Province, Pacific Ocean drainage, Ecuador.
Synonym(s) Cordylancistrus santarosensis
Pronunciation trans ANSISS truss.
Etymology Transancistrus is a combination of the Latin word “trans,” meaning “across, over, or on the other side of,” which refers to the distribution of this genus across rivers draining the Pacific slope of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador, and “ancistrus,” a root name for many Hypostominae genera having clusters of enlarged evertible cheek odontodes. Named for the type locality, the Río Santa Rosa.
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Size 71mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This species can be distinguished from all other members of the Chaetostoma group by having plates on the tip of the snout (except for a central region at the extreme anterior edge), but lacking plates laterally on the head. This snout plating condition is intermediate between the fully plated snout of other Cordylancistrus and the unplated snout of Chaetostoma.
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Distribution Known only from the type locality in the Río Santa Rosa (Gulf of Guayaquil drainage) near the southern coast of Ecuador.
Ecuador Pacific Coast Rivers, Santa Rosa (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 Zootaxa No. 3243, pp 53, Figs. 1, 2a.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:14 (species record created: 2012 Mar 21 15:19)