Hypostomus taphorni

Jonathan W. Armbruster & Lesley S. de Souza, 2005, Hypostomus macushi, a new species of the Hypostomus cochliodon group (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from Guyana., Zootaxa 920, pp. 1-12: 10

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Hypostomus taphorni
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[[ Hypostomus taphorni  ]]

In addition to Hypostomus macushi  ZBK  , H. taphorni  was also collected in Guyana (Fig. 2). Interestingly, the only specimens of H. taphorni  collected in the Takutu River drainage were collected in the Pirara River. The Pirara River is where the Rupununi River connects to the Takutu River during the rainy season (Lowe-McConnell 1964), and it is possible that H. taphorni  has only recently invaded the Takutu River drainage.

Specimens of Hypostomus taphorni  examined from Guyana: AUM 35509  and AUM 35522, Rupununi (Region 9), Simoni River, tributary of Rupununi River, 4 sites from 6.6 km SE to 3.2 km W Karanambo, 03.71917°, -059.26121°  ; AUM 35527, Pirara River, Rupununi (Region 9), tributary to Ireng - Takutu Rivers, 3.5 km NNW Pirara, 03.64870°, - 059.68897°  ; AUM 35528, Rupununi (Region 9), Rupununi River at Karanambo, 03.75004°, -059.30835°  ; AUM 35533, Rupununi (Region 9), Rupununi River, 4.6 km NW Massara, 03.92603°, -059.28037°  ; AUM 35543, Rupununi (Region 9), Stream, tributary of Rupununi River, 10.3 km NW Karanambo, 03.80758°, -059.38490°  ; AUM 35547, Upper Demerara - Berbice (Region 10), Essequibo River at Kurukupari, east bank, 04.66149°, -058.67519°  ; AUM 35552, Rupununi (Region 9), Hassar Pond and outlet, tributary of Ireng River, 5.4 km SSE Massara, 03.84436°, -059.28584°  ; AUM 38095, Rupununi (Region 9), Madkauwau Creek, tributary of Kuyuwini - Essequibo Rivers, between Kuyuwini Landing and Parabara, 155 km SSE Lethem, 02.09672°, -059.24346°  ; AUM 38931, Rupununi (Region 9), Backwater and mainstem of Kuyuwini River, Essequibo River drainage, 19.5 km W mouth of Kuyuwini River. 02.24098°, -058.50093°  ; AUM 38975, Rupununi (Region 9), Araquai Creek, tributary of Rupununi River, 77.3 km SSE Lethem, 02.76261°, -059.4660°  .