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Scientific Name Hypostomus luteus  (Godoy, 1980)
Common Names Golden Sailfin Pleco
Guld-sejlfinnesugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Rio Pelotas at Volta Grande Dois, Marcelino Ramos, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus luteus
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss - loo tee uss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. This specific epithet refers to its yellow (luteus=yellow) colouring.
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Size 500mm or 19.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: upper Uruguay River basin.
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay, Pelotas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2007.
Temperature 23.0-24.0°C or 73.4-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Poluiçao -- peixes e pesca, pp 29, Figs. 15-16.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 14:09 (species record created: 2003 May 27 00:00)