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  • Hypostomus levis
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Scientific Name Hypostomus levis  (Pearson, 1964)
Common Name
Type Locality Huachi, Río Madeira system, Bolivia.
Synonym(s) Cochliodon levis, Rhinelepis levis
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 155mm or 6.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This species does not have an adipose fin. 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: Madeira River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 25.0-27.0°C or 77-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ind. Univ. Studies v. 11 (no. 64) 22 Pl. 5 (figs. 1-3)
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Last Update 2006 Dec 07 03:43 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 11:38)