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Scientific Name Hypostomus sp. (L087)   
Common Names L087, Iron-faced Pleco
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This species is very similar to Hypostomus plecostomus - sometimes that species (typically exported from Colombia) is inaccurately sold as L087.
General Remarks L087 itself is very, very rarely exported as it is amongst the least commercially viable pleco found in the Rio Xingu. It's as hard to catch as, for example, Baryancistrus spp. and sells for a fraction of the price.
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Distribution South America: Brazil: Rio Xingu
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 25.0-30.0°C or 77-86°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2016 Feb 07 21:41 (species record created: 2006 Aug 02 00:00)