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Scientific NameHypostomus sertanejo  Zawadzki, Ramos & Sabaj, 2017
Common Name
Type LocalityRio Umbuzeiro at outlet below São Nicolau dam, municipality of São Nicolau, Ceará State, Brazil, 6°40'48.8"S, 40°04'49.1"W.
Pronunciationhi POSS tow muss
EtymologyGreek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. The specific epithet, sertanejo, is derived from the Portuguese word for a person from the sertão. Sertão refers to the inland xerophitic region of north-eastern Brazil that is isolated from urban centres and associated with the Caatinga and the Cerrado biomes. Sertanejos are known to be shy and elusive as well as rustic and resilient.
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ReferencesJournal of Fish Biology v. 91 (no. 1), pp 3, Figs. 1-2, 4c.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 May 21 13:36 (species record created: 2017 Aug 01 15:26)