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Scientific Name Hypophthalmus devall  Röhl, 1942
Common Name
Type Locality Apure system, Brazil.
Pronunciation hi pop thal muss - dee vall
Etymology (Greek)Hypo=Under + (Greek)opthalmos=eye. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification It is unclear what this species actually is and it is not discussed in a later, otherwise comprehensive, work on the Venezuelan Hypopthalamus (López-Fernández, H. and K. O. Winemiller March 2000 - A review of Venezuelan species of Hypophthalmus (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 11 (no. 1): 35-46.).
Sexing Unknown.
General Remarks .
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Distribution Rio Apure, Orinoco drainage, Venezuela.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon (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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pH 6.4 - 7.4
Temperature 20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Feeds on plankton and debris. Gill rakers are used to capture planktonic crustaceans.
Breeding .
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Röhl, E. 1942. Fauna descriptiva de Venezuela. Caracas. Venezuelan Fauna 1-432.
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Last Update 2014 Nov 20 02:16 (species record created: 2005 Feb 24 00:00)