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  • Hypostomus hemicochliodon
  • Hypostomus hemicochliodon
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Scientific Name Hypostomus hemicochliodon  Armbruster, 2003
Common Name
Type Locality 4.54 kilometers from Iquitos center, 269° bearing, 3°45'07"S, 73°16'59". Río Amazonas drainage at Pampa Chica, Río Nanay, Peru.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. From the Latin, hemi, for half, 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 209mm or 8.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Distinguished from all other members of Hypostomus cochliodon group except H. sculpodon by having a medium-sized buccal papilla, intermediately developed teeth and a large patch of odontodes on the opercle. Differs from H. sculpodon by its dark brown color with closely spaced spots, by having a greater dorsal-anal length to anal-fin length ratio and almost completely by having a larger interorbital width/HL ratio.
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Distribution South America: Rio Amazonas in Peru, Ecuador and Brazil, and the upper Rio Negro drainage and the upper Rio Orinoco drainage in Venezuela.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 249, pp 29, Fig. 12.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 05 02:58 (species record created: 2004 Aug 07 00:00)