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Scientific NameHypostomus cochliodon  Kner, 1854
Common NamesLDA051, Cochliodon Pleco
Type LocalityRio Cuiabá, Brazil.
Synonym(s)Cochliodon cochliodon
Pronunciationhi POSS tow muss - cock LEE oh don
EtymologyGreek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. From the Latin, coclea (coch-), for spoon, and the Greek, odon, for tooth in reference to the fact that the teeth are about half as spoon shaped as those of wood-specializing members of the Hypostomus cochliodon group.
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Size 230mm or 9.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationVery similar to L137 from the Rio Tapajos and similar to L310 from Bahia; both in Brazil. Previously placed in Cochliodon and now included in the larger genus, Hypostomus as a member of the Hypostomus Cochliodon group. All these species have higher backs than other conspecifics and spoon shaped teeth (like Panaque). See link below.
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DistributionSouth America: Paraguay and middle Paraná River basins.
La Plata, Paraná, Middle Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Middle Paraná, Bermejo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.3 - 7.2
Temperature21.0-24.0°C or 69.8-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersdH 10-18.
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ReferencesDenkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 7 - pp265 [15] - Pl. 2 (fig. 1)
Registered Keepers(1) Freakdaddy, (2) emma, (3) mikelouth, (4) kwakermad (k: 2), (5) scouse_andy, (6) joviman, (7) ali12345 (k: 4), (8) joepleco (p: 2), (9) rhinopiasllc, (10) madogz77, (11) KittyKat, who also notes: "The 128 mm SL suspected female is currently 170 mm TL. Have only ever eaten wood and courgettes for me, will not touch tabs or algae.", (12) scotty105, (13) matthewfaulkner, (14) jbmm (k: 2), who also notes: "sold as L137, probably they are Hypostomus sp. "Paraguay" (no spots, brown eyes). Seller keeps stating that it's L137 despite the brown eyes... ", (15) rabbithazen, (16) mifune, (17) francistrus, (18) kieranvowles, who also notes: "Doing well in my Malawi tank with his favorite bit of bogwood to sit on.", (19) m1ke715m, (20) Tour, (21) BlackSouL, (22) Vierrollenfreak, (23) VickyEll7, (24) Monkeh (k: 2), (25) lidayjuraj.

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Last Update2010 Oct 03 02:39 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)