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Scientific Name Hypostomus auroguttatus  Kner, 1854
Common Names LDA035, Gold Speckled Pleco
Guldspraglet Sugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Locality unknown.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus luetkeni
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 286mm or 11.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraíba do Sul River basin.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Paraíba do Sul (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Furniture Found in big and rapid waters with rocky bottom.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 7, pp 269 [19], Pl. 2 (fig. 3).
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Last Update 2022 Feb 03 11:00 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 05:16)