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Scientific Name Transancistrus aequinoctialis  (Pellegrin, 1909)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Pove at Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador, 0°13'S, 79°09'W, elevation 560 meters.
Synonym(s) Chaetostoma aequinoctiale, Chatostomus aequinoctialis
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. 
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Size 76mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks New genus placement in Copeia 103(3):651-663. 2015.
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Distribution Guayas River basin in Ecuador.
Ecuador Pacific Coast Rivers, Guayas (Ecuador) (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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Reference Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 1) v. 15 (no. 8), pp 518.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 20 00:21 (species record created: 2006 Dec 22 18:31)