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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma muzuspi  Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
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Type Locality Rio Agua Fria, fazenda Praia Alta 2, estrada Araguaçu/Barreira do Piqui, 27 kilometers ao norte de Araguaçu, Araguaçu, Tocantins State, Brazil.
Type Locality Notes Type locality inferred to latitude/longitude reported for Hyphessobrycon moniliger, collected by same individuals (Lima et al.) during same summer with an almost identical narrative of catch location (Fazenda Praia Alta 2, estrada Araguaçú/Barreira do Piqui, 27km ao norte de Araguaçú, poça atrás da sede). Note that H. muzuspi was not claimed to have been collected in a "pool" behind an "office" and therefore actual type locality is probably nearby this lat/long.
Pronunciation hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek) 
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Size 36mm or 1.4" 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.
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Distribution Rio Tocantins basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Javaés (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History No. 336, pp 48, Fig. 28.
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Last Update 2022 Sep 19 03:42 (species record created: 2012 Feb 04 07:53)