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Scientific Name Hypostomus hondae  (Regan, 1912)
Common Name
Type Locality Honda, Colombia.
Synonym(s) Cochliodon hondae, Cochliodon pospisili, Plecostomus hondae
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. Named after the river Honda where the Type specimen was captured.
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Size 350mm or 13.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification 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: Magdalena River and Lake Maracaibo basins.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1912 (pt 3) (art. 36), pp 666, Pl. 76 (fig. 3).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 05 02:58 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 11:37)