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Down arrow Summary of Hypoptopoma
Pronounced hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek)
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.
Size Smallest 36mm, largest 105mm, average 72mm, most commonly 70mm. All SL.
Species There are 19 "species" in the database
Keepers 10 species (52%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Distribution

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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Hypoptopoma gulare (39.53%)
2. Hypoptopoma psilogaster (16.28%)
3. Hypoptopoma sp. (2) (16.28%)
4. Hypoptopoma elongatum (6.98%)
5. Hypoptopoma inexspectatum (4.65%)
6. Hypoptopoma sp. (4) (4.65%)
7. Hypoptopoma thoracatum (4.65%)
8. Hypoptopoma guianense (2.33%)
9. Hypoptopoma sp. (1) (2.33%)
10. Hypoptopoma cf. inexspectatum (2.33%)
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