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  • Hypostomus ericius
  • Hypostomus ericius
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Scientific Name Hypostomus ericius  Armbruster, 2003
Common Name Beige Cochliodon
Type Locality 1 kilometer upstream from Caterpiza, River 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.
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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
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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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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 249, pp 25, Fig. 9.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 03 12:54 (species record created: 2006 Jul 28 08:15)