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Scientific Name Hypostomus micromaculatus  Boeseman, 1968
Common Names Smallspotted Suriname Pleco
Sm├ąplettet Surinam-sugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Mamadam Falls, Suriname River, Suriname.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. This specific epithet refers to its small (mikros=small) spots (maculatus=spots).
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Size 185mm or 7.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper and middle Suriname River basin.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Suriname, Upper Suriname (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Suriname, Middle Suriname (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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zoologische Verhandelingen (Leiden) No. 99, pp 49, 77 [addendum], Pl. 7 (figs. 1-4).
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Last Update 2022 Apr 28 01:01 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)