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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
Keepers52 species (25%) are being kept by registered keepers
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1. Hypostomus soniae (17.92%)
2. Hypostomus plecostomus (16.94%)
3. Hypostomus punctatus (13.36%)
4. Hypostomus faveolus (8.79%)
5. Hypostomus cochliodon (7.49%)
6. Hypostomus sp. (L077) (4.89%)
7. Hypostomus sp. (L266) (1.95%)
8. Hypostomus sp. (L229) (1.95%)
9. Hypostomus sp. (L360) (1.95%)
10. Hypostomus luteus (1.63%)
11. Hypostomus regani (1.63%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Hypostomus species