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Hemiancistrus megacephalus

(Günther 1868)

Hemiancistrus megacephalus was originally described as Chaetostomus megacephalus by Günther in 1868. It belongs to the family Loricariidae and subfamily Ancistrinae. It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Essequibo basin, Guyana and coastal drainages of Suriname: Guyana and Suriname.
Species   megacephalus
AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
AuthorNI   Günther
Qualification   ---
Year   1868
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Loricariidae
Ancistrinae Ancistrinae
Genus   Hemiancistrus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Loricariidae
Subfamily   Ancistrinae
Genus   Hemiancistrus
Original Name   Chaetostomus        
Taxon Name   megacephalus
Original Combination   Chaetostomus megacephalus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Chaetostomus megacephalus
OriginalSubGenus   Chaetostomus
Original Author   Günther
Original AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1868
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Ancistrinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Probably Suriname.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:244 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1978.9.12.3
Page   476

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Pseudancistrus macrops
Current Species   macrops
Current Genus Pseudancistrus
Current AuthorWI Lütken [C. F.]
Current AuthorNI   Lütken
Current Year   1868
Current Family Loricariidae
Current Subfamily
Ancistrinae Ancistrinae

Habitat demersal        
Water Fresh water
Distribution Essequibo basin, Guyana and coastal drainages of Suriname: Guyana and Suriname.

Current Summary   Valid as Pseudancistrus megacephalus  (Günther 1868). Loricariidae: Hypostominae.
Name History   • Valid as Hemiancistrus megacephalus  (Günther 1868) -- (Isbrücker 1980:51 [ref. 2303], Burgess 1989:434 [ref. 12860], Isbrücker 2001:26, 27 [ref. 25653], Isbrücker 2002:17 [ref. 27178], Cardoso & Lucinda 2003:74 [ref. 26858], Fisch-Muller in Reis et al. 2003:386 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:244 [ref. 29155]).

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albocinctus Hemiancistrus albocinctus Ahl [E.] 1936Synonym
annectens Hemiancistrus annectens (Regan [C. T.] 1904)Synonym
annectens Hypostomus annectens (Ovchynnyk [M. M.] 1971)Valid
arenarius Hemiancistrus arenarius Eigenmann [C. H.] & Allen [W. R.] 1942Synonym
aspidolepis Hemiancistrus aspidolepis (Günther [A.] 1867)Valid
braueri Hemiancistrus braueri Eigenmann [C. H.] 1912Synonym
brevis Hemiancistrus brevis LaMonte [F. R.] 1935Synonym
caquetae Hemiancistrus caquetae Fowler [H. W.] 1945Synonym
castelnaui Hemiancistrus castelnaui Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 1911Synonym
cerrado Hemiancistrus cerrado de Souza [L. S.], Melo [M. R. S.], Chamon [C. C.] & Armbruster [J. W.] 2008Valid
chlorostictus Hemiancistrus chlorostictus Cardoso [A. R.] & Malabarba [L. R.] 1999Valid
daguae Hemiancistrus daguae Eigenmann [C. H.] 1912Synonym
fugleri Hemiancistrus fugleri Ovchynnyk [M. M.] 1971Synonym
fuliginosus Hemiancistrus fuliginosus Cardoso [A. R.] & Malabarba [L. R.] 1999Valid
guahiborum Hemiancistrus guahiborum Werneke [D. C.], Armbruster [J. W.], Lujan [N. K.] & Taphorn [D. C.] 2005Valid
hammarlundi Hemiancistrus hammarlundi Rendahl [H.] 1937Synonym
holostictus Hemiancistrus holostictus Regan [C. T.] 1913Synonym
holostictus Hypostomus holostictus (Regan [C. T.] 1913)Valid
itacua Hemiancistrus itacua (Valenciennes [A.] 1836)Synonym
landoni Hemiancistrus landoni Eigenmann [C. H.] 1916Valid
longipinnis Hemiancistrus longipinnis Kindle [E. M.] 1895Synonym
macrops Hemiancistrus macrops (Lütken [C. F.] 1874)Synonym
maracaiboensis Hemiancistrus maracaiboensis Schultz [L. P.] 1944Synonym
maracaiboensis Hypostomus maracaiboensis (Schultz [L. P.] 1944)Valid
mayoloi Hemiancistrus mayoloi Eigenmann [C. H.] 1912Synonym
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