Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow Paulasquama

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Scientific Name Paulasquama callis  Armbruster & Taphorn, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Guyana, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Waruma River, Kako River–Mazaruni River drainage, riffles and shallow rapids upstream from camp, 05.4755°, -060.77967°.
Etymology Paulasquama from the Latin paulus, meaning small, and squama, for scale armor, in reference to the small plates located in the dorsal series just below the dorsal fin. The specific epithet callis is Latin for a stony, uneven, narrow footway, in reference to the plates like cobblestones along the narrow mesethmoid with naked areas to either side.
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Size 47mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Known only from the Waruma River, a tributary of the Mazaruni River, a river that flows northeast from Mount Roraima. The Waruma is a largely clearwater river with a slight black tint. Specimens were collected in a riffle in a shallow side channel over polished cobble and gravel. Some larger rocks covered in a grasslike vegetation. The watershed is forested.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Mazaruni, Waruma (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unknown although very likely a cave spawner.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Copeia 2011, No. 1, 46–52
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Last Update 2011 Jul 06 14:58 (species record created: 2002 Jun 29 00:00)