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Scientific Name Hypostomus basilisko  Tencatt, Zawadzki & Froehlich, 2014
Common Names Basilisk Pleco
Basilisk-sugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Mato Grosso do Sul State, Bodoquena, córrego Salobrinha, rio Paraguay basin, 20°40’33"S, 56°46’34"W, Brazil.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 198mm or 7.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Has "normal" coloured eyes as opposed to the blue eyes on the very similar H. soniae.
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Distribution South America: Rio Salobra basin of the rio Paraguay basin, Bodoquena Plateau in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay, Miranda, Salobra (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 Neotropical Ichthyology v. 12 (no. 3), pp 590, Figs. 3b, 4b, 5b, 6b,10-12.
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Last Update 2021 Jul 14 02:34 (species record created: 2014 Oct 04 08:02)