All FishesLoricariidaeHypostominaeHypostomus

  • Hypostomus sculpodon
Hop to next section All Fishes Data Sheet
Scientific Name Hypostomus sculpodon  Armbruster, 2003
Common Name
Type Locality Piedra Carguana, 1°58.611N, 66°32.359'W, Depto. Río Negro, Río Negro drainage, Ríp Casiquiare, Amazonas, Venezuela.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss - skull poe don
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. The specific epithet is from the Latin, sculpo, meaning to carve, cut, grave, or chisel in stone, brass, or wood and from the Greek, odon, for tooth in reference to the ability of the species to chisel wood with the teeth.
Hop to next section Species Information
Size 240mm or 9.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Distinguished from all other members of the Hypostomus cochliodon group except H. hemicochliodon by having a buccal papilla and intermediately developed teeth (juveniles of H. cochliodon and H. taphorni occasionally also have intermediate teeth). Differs from H. hemicochliodon by having brownish-red coloration with widely spaced spots vs. dark brown with closely spaced spots, by having a smaller dorsal-anal length to anal-fin length ratio (average=79.2%, 69.6-89.7% vs. average=111.1%, 92.5-132.6%) and almost completely by having a smaller interorbital width/HL ratio (average=51.4%, 38.5-45.4% vs. average=49.9%, 44.1-55.6%) [Ed note: There is no way to get an average of 51.4 from a range of 38.5-45.4, so the more likely number is 41.4%]
Hop to next section Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Upper Rio Negro and upper Rio Orinoco basins in Venezuela.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

Log in to view data on a map.
Hop to next section Husbandry Information
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Hop to next section Further Information
Reference Zootaxa No. 249, pp 49, Fig. 21.
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is no registered keeper.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is no record of this fish being seen.
Look up PlanetCatfish.com Look up Hypostomus sculpodon on PlanetCatfish.com
BBCode
Look up Fishbase Look up Hypostomus sculpodon on Fishbase
Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.
Hits 2 hits.
Last Update 2019 Oct 05 03:25 (species record created: 2004 Aug 07 00:00)