|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hemiancistrus punctulatus Cardoso & Malabarba, 1999|
|Common Names||Southern Blackspotted Pleco
Sydlig Sortplettet Sugemalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Rio dos Sinos, João Fernandes beach, Caraá, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, about 29°45'87''S, 50°25'68''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.|
|Size||190mm or 7.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Laguna dos Patos basin, Brazil.
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters, Laguna dos Patos (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Lagoa Mirim, Yaguaron (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding||Unreported in captivity. In nature, reproduction occurs during Spring-Summer (October-February).|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Comunicações do Museu de Ciências da PUCRS, Série Zoologia v. 12, pp 152, Figs. 7-8.|
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|Last Update||2021 Feb 05 13:00 (species record created: 2013 Jan 13 19:40)|