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Scientific Name Hemiancistrus chlorostictus  Cardoso & Malabarba, 1999
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Type Locality Passo Fundo dam, Gerasul UHPF, Ronda Alta, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, about 27°40'09''S, 52°45'25''W.
Etymology Greek, hemi = the half. While the Greek, agkistron = hook, is thought to be the root of the term ancistrus, hemiancistrus can be taken to mean that these species have a part (not exactly HALF) of the features of the genus Ancistrus, but not ALL of the features. 
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Size 147mm or 5.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: upper Uruguay River basin, Passo Fundo dam in Brazil.
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay (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 Comunicações do Museu de Ciências da PUCRS, Série Zoologia v. 12, pp 144, Figs. 2-3.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 10 11:19 (species record created: 2013 Jan 13 15:59)