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Scientific Name Hemiancistrus meizospilos  Cardoso & da Silva, 2004
Common Names Southern Orange Spotted Pleco
Sydlig Orangeplettet Sugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Rio Chapecó, tributary of the rio Uruguai basin, Coronel Freitas, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
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. meizospilosFrom the Greek adjective meizon (masculine, nominative singular), comparative of megas (big, great), and spilos (dots), alluding to larger size of dots on comparison to smaller size on remaining white-spotted species of southern Brazil.
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Size 149mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Chapecó River system, upper Uruguay River basin, Brazil.
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay, Chapecó (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Feeds on detritus, diatoms and unindentified worms in the wild.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 2 (no. 1), pp 4, Fig. 6.
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Last Update 2021 Mar 04 14:02 (species record created: 2013 Jan 13 18:47)