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Scientific Name Ancistomus spilomma  Cardoso & Lucinda, 2003
Common Names L036, Araguaia-Hemiancistrus (Germany)
Type Locality Rio Tocantins near mouth of rio Lajeado, Porto Franco, Tocantins, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Hemiancistrus spilomma
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Size 142mm or 5.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Very similar to L012 and L013 from the Rio Xingú. Elongate odontode on cheek 40-60. No dark spots on the ventral surface of head and body. Fins and lateral and dorsal plates of head and body with numerous dark dots. First anal-fin pterygiophore greatly expanded and exposed. Eyes large, dorsoventrally placed. Lips well-developed, occupying most of ventral surface; lower lip mostly covered with papillae, except for a smooth band near border of lips. Caudal fin I, 14, I; slightly concave, upper lobe shorter than lower lobe
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Distribution Brazil: Rio Araguaia, just upstream of confluence with the Rio Tocantins
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Aqualog shows a brown Hypostomus sp. with a blue tinge to its dorsal and caudal fins.

Cardoso, A. R. & Lucinda, P. H. F. 2003
Three new species of Hemiancistrus (Teleostei: Siluriforms: Loricariidae) from the rio Tocantins basin with comments on the genus.
Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 14(1): 73-84
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Last Update 2015 Feb 03 14:19 (species record created: 2004 May 10 00:00)