|Summary of Hoplosternum|
|Pronounced||hop low STERN um|
|Etymology||Hoplosternum: From the Greek hoplon, meaning shield and sternum, meaning breast; in reference to the prominent coracoid bones on the breast.|
|Size||Smallest 77mm, largest 210mm, average 127mm, most commonly 210mm. All SL.|
|Species||There are 3 "species" in the database|
|Keepers||3 species (100%) are being kept by registered keepers|
|New spp. / time||
|Most Kept Species|
|1.||Hoplosternum littorale (67.24%)|
|2.||Hoplosternum punctatum (27.59%)|
|3.||Hoplosternum magdalenae (5.17%)|
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