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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 205 "species" in the database
Keepers52 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 
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1. Hypostomus soniae (18.15%)
2. Hypostomus plecostomus (16.92%)
3. Hypostomus punctatus (12.92%)
4. Hypostomus faveolus (9.23%)
5. Hypostomus cochliodon (7.38%)
6. Hypostomus sp. (L077) (4.62%)
7. Hypostomus sp. (L266) (1.85%)
8. Hypostomus sp. (L229) (1.85%)
9. Hypostomus sp. (L360) (1.85%)
10. Hypostomus luteus (1.54%)
11. Hypostomus plecostomoides (1.54%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Hypostomus species