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Scientific Name Hypostomus oculeus  (Fowler, 1943)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Orteguasa, Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia.
Synonym(s) Cochliodon oculeus, Panaque oculeus
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 217mm or 8.5" 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: upper Japurá River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Upper Japurá (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
pH 5.8 - 6.8
Temperature 18.0-24.0°C or 64.4-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 95, pp 256, Figs. 48-51.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 19 05:33 (species record created: 2004 Aug 07 00:00)