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Scientific Name Hypostomus scaphyceps  (Nichols, 1919)
Common Name
Type Locality Cerqueira Cezar, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus scaphyceps
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Fishbase and CLOFFSCA lists 35mm SL - but that's listed as "Juvenile" by CLOFFSCA...
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Distribution South America: Paranapanema River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Paranapanema (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Rev. Mus. Paulistav. 11 - pp416 [8], 425 [8]
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Last Update 2014 Jun 18 19:57 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 23:23)