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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 202 "species" in the database
Keepers51 species (25%) are being kept by registered keepers
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1. Hypostomus plecostomus (16.9%)
2. Hypostomus soniae (16.9%)
3. Hypostomus punctatus (13.79%)
4. Hypostomus faveolus (8.62%)
5. Hypostomus cochliodon (7.93%)
6. Hypostomus sp. (L077) (5.17%)
7. Hypostomus sp. (L266) (2.07%)
8. Hypostomus sp. (L360) (2.07%)
9. Hypostomus sp. (L229) (1.72%)
10. Hypostomus regani (1.72%)
11. Hypostomus sp. (9) (1.38%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Hypostomus species