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Scientific NameHypostomus pyrineusi  (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920)
Common Name(s)
Type LocalityJamary, Rio Madeira, Amazon system, Brazil.
Synonym(s)Cochliodon pyrineusi
Pronunciationhi POSS tow muss
EtymologyGreek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 230mm or 9.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationPreviously 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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DistributionSouth America: Madeira River basin (?).
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature25.0-27.0°C or 77-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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ReferencesPeixes Matto-Grosso No. 58 (Annexo 5) 9 Unnum. Pls. 3-4
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2011 Oct 14 12:42 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 11:51)