|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypoptopoma inexspectatum (Holmberg, 1893)|
|Common Name(s)||Longfinned Hypoptopoma|
|Type Locality||Río Paraguay, near Formosa city, Formosa Province, Argentina.|
|Pronunciation||hi POP toe po mah|
|Etymology||Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek)|
|Size||71mm (2.8") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Hypoptopoma are small(ish) loricariids with a stocky body with a wide, flattened, head with the eyes on the side of the head and a concave profile, with a normal (not extremely thin) tail.
Can be reasonably easily identified by taking a head-on macro-photo of the snout. This will show a very narrow, just a hairs width, band along the edge of the snout. This line on the snout is only found in H. inexspectatum; it is also the only species known from Paraguay.
|Distribution||Paraná/Paraguay River basin: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay.
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Temperature||18.0-26.0°C or 64.4-78.8°F (Show others within this range)|
|Registered Keepers||(1) JamieH.
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 27 21:13 (species record created: 2009 Nov 25 13:22)|