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Scientific NameHypostomus luteus  (Godoy, 1980)
Common Name(s)Golden Sailfin Pleco
Type LocalityRio Pelotas at Volta Grande Dois, Marcelino Ramos, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Synonym(s)Plecostomus luteus
Pronunciationhi POSS tow muss - loo tee uss
EtymologyGreek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. This specific epithet refers to its yellow (luteus=yellow) colouring.
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Size 500mm or 19.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: upper Uruguay River basin.
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern
Temperature23.0-24.0°C or 73.4-75.2°F (Show others within this range)
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesRelatório Técnico Eletrosul. - pp29 - Figs. 15-16
Registered Keepers(1) Kenneth Wong, (2) NorthernGecko, (3) recumbent, (4) Flex, (5) Rhomadeas.

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Last Update2013 Sep 14 14:12 (species record created: 2003 May 27 00:00)