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Scientific Name Hypostomus luteus  (Godoy, 1980)
Common Name(s) Golden Sailfin Pleco
Type Locality Rio Pelotas at Volta Grande Dois, Marcelino Ramos, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus luteus
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss - loo tee uss
Etymology Greek, 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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Distribution South 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 Status Least Concern
Temperature 23.0-24.0°C or 73.4-75.2°F (Show others within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
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References Relatório Técnico Eletrosul. - pp29 - Figs. 15-16
Registered Keepers (1) Kenneth Wong, (2) NorthernGecko, (3) recumbent, (4) Flex.

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Last Update 2013 Sep 14 14:12 (species record created: 2003 May 27 00:00)