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|Scientific Name||Hypoptopoma psilogaster Fowler, 1915|
|Type Locality||Peruvian Amazon.|
|Pronunciation||hi POP toe po mah|
|Etymology||Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek)|
|Size||70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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.
Has a horizontal black stripe in the middle of the caudal fin, with black pigment on the upper and lower caudal fin tips. Can be very spotted when young, becoming more uniformly coloured with age and acclimatisation. The thickness of the caudal peduncle is not as thin as in Oxyropsis but also is not a thick as many other species of Hypoptopoma.
|General Remarks||This species is exported from Iquitos, Peru.|
|Distribution||South America: South America: Amazon River basin (Peru and Ecuador).
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Lower Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Nanay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 67, pp 235, Fig. 9.|
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|Last Update||2022 Sep 20 06:11 (species record created: 2009 Feb 24 01:39)|