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Jump to next section Summary of Hypostomus
Pronouncedhi POSS tow muss
EtymologyGreek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth.
SizeSmallest 35mm, largest 690mm, average 234mm, most commonly 300mm. All SL.
SpeciesThere are 203 "species" in the database
Keepers51 species (25%) are being kept by registered keepers
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1. Hypostomus soniae (17.45%)
2. Hypostomus plecostomus (17.11%)
3. Hypostomus punctatus (13.76%)
4. Hypostomus faveolus (8.72%)
5. Hypostomus cochliodon (7.72%)
6. Hypostomus sp. (L077) (5.03%)
7. Hypostomus sp. (L266) (2.01%)
8. Hypostomus sp. (L360) (2.01%)
9. Hypostomus luteus (1.68%)
10. Hypostomus sp. (L229) (1.68%)
11. Hypostomus regani (1.68%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Hypostomus species