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Scientific Name Hoplomyzon atrizona  Myers, 1942
Common Name
Type Locality Brook tributary to Río Zulia, at Estacion Tachira, 60 kilometers north of San Cristobal, Venezuela, elevation about 150 meters.
Synonym(s) Hoplomyzon atrizona petrolus
Etymology Hoplomyzon: From the Greek hoplos, meaning shield and myzon, meaning belly; in reference to the bony plates on the ventral surface. 
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Size 27mm or 1.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Lake Maracaibo basin.
Lake Maracaibo (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 Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin v. 2 (no. 4), pp 95, Fig. 3.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 13:17 (species record created: 2002 Oct 16 00:00)