|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypostomus ericius Armbruster, 2003|
|Common Name||Beige Cochliodon|
|Type Locality||1 km upstream from Caterpiza, R. Marañon, Amazonas, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||hi POSS tow muss|
|Etymology||Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. The specific epithet is from the Latin, ericius, for hedgehog in reference to the many sharp odontodes on the keels.|
|Size||187mm or 7.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Diagnosed from all other members of the Hypostomus cochliodon group by its coloration: light tan-gray with well-separated spots and no stripes. Differs from H. hemicochliodon by lacking a buccal papilla, and from H. pyrineusi by the presence of strong, sharp keels on the lateral plates. This is mostly similar to H. oculeus from which it differs mainly in coloration and morphometrics|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Rio Amazonas drainage in Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||As this is a fish in the Cochliodon group, it will requires a certain amount of wood in its diet.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zootaxa 25 Fig. 9|
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|Last Update||2006 Jul 28 08:15 (species record created: 2006 Jul 28 08:15)|