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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Genus: Hypancistrus

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South America

Hypancistrus contradens Armbruster, Lujan & Taphorn, 2007

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Hypancistrus contradens
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South America

Hypancistrus debilittera Armbruster, Lujan & Taphorn, 2007

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Hypancistrus debilittera
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South America

Hypancistrus furunculus Armbruster, Lujan & Taphorn, 2007

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Hypancistrus furunculus
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South America
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL
Hypancistrus inspector Armbruster, 2002

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Hypancistrus inspector
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Hypancistrus lunaorum
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South America
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Hypancistrus margaritatus Tan & Armbruster, 2016

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Hypancistrus margaritatus
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Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Hypancistrus phantasma
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South America
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Hypancistrus zebra Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Seidel, I.
 
Hypancistrus zebra
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8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hypancistrus contradens South America 2007
Hypancistrus debilittera South America 2007
Hypancistrus furunculus South America 2007
Hypancistrus inspector South America 12.6 SL 2002
Hypancistrus lunaorum South America 2007
Hypancistrus margaritatus South America 4.6 SL 2016
Hypancistrus phantasma South America 12.3 SL 2016
Hypancistrus zebra South America 7 TL 1991



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