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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)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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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References Relatório Técnico Eletrosul. - pp29 - Figs. 15-16
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Last Update 2018 Oct 08 06:19 (species record created: 2003 May 27 00:00)