All Fishes Loricariidae Hypoptopomatinae The genus Hypoptopoma

Hop to next section Summary of Hypoptopoma
Pronounced hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek)
Identification Hypoptopoma are small(ish) loricariids with a stocky body with a wide, flattened, head with the eyes on the side of the head and a concave profile, with a normal (not extremely thin) tail.
Size Smallest 29mm, largest 105mm, average 66mm, most commonly 70mm. All SL.
Species There are 26 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
1750 1770 1790 1810 1830 1850 1870 1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 1990 2010 
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