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Jump to next section Summary of Hypostomus
Pronouncedhi POSS tow muss
EtymologyGreek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth.
SizeSmallest 35mm, largest 690mm, average 234mm, most commonly 300mm. All SL.
SpeciesThere are 207 "species" in the database
Keepers53 species (25%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
1750 1770 1790 1810 1830 1850 1870 1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 1990 2010 
Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Hypostomus soniae (18.34%)
2. Hypostomus plecostomus (16.27%)
3. Hypostomus punctatus (12.43%)
4. Hypostomus faveolus (8.88%)
5. Hypostomus cochliodon (7.4%)
6. Hypostomus sp. (L077) (4.44%)
7. Hypostomus sp. (L229) (2.07%)
8. Hypostomus regani (2.07%)
9. Hypostomus sp. (L266) (1.78%)
10. Hypostomus sp. (L360) (1.78%)
11. Hypostomus sp. (9) (1.48%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Hypostomus species