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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, Paran√°, 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 2019 Nov 13 08:53 (species record created: 2014 Oct 04 08:02)