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Scientific Name Hypostomus cochliodon  Kner, 1854
Common Names LDA051, Cochliodon Pleco
L310
Type Locality Rio Cuiabá, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Cochliodon cochliodon
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss - cock LEE oh don
Etymology Greek, 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.
Identification Very 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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Distribution South 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)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay, Cuiabá (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.3 - 7.2
Temperature 21.0-24.0°C or 69.8-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 10-18.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 7, pp 265 [15], Pl. 2 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2020 Sep 24 14:25 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)