|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypostomus sp. (L087)|
|Common Names||L087, Iron-faced Pleco|
|Pronunciation||hi POSS tow muss|
|Etymology||Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|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.|
|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)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not .
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|More on Hypostomus sp. (L087)|
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|Last Update||2016 Feb 07 21:41 (species record created: 2006 Aug 02 00:00)|