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Jump to next section 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
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Hoplosternum littorale (67.24%)
2. Hoplosternum punctatum (27.59%)
3. Hoplosternum magdalenae (5.17%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Hoplosternum species


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