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Scientific NameHypostomus commersoni  Valenciennes, 1836
Common NameRed Fin Uruguay (USA)
Type LocalityRío de La Plata, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Synonym(s)Hypostomus limosus, Hypostomus spiniger, Plecostomus commersoni, Plecostomus limosus, Plecostomus spiniger
Pronunciationhi POSS tow muss
EtymologyGreek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 425mm or 16.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: Middle and lower Paraná and Uruguay River basins and from the Laguna dos Patos basin.
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters, Laguna dos Patos (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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FeedingFeeds on organic material on the bottom.
BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesPoissons Amér. Méridionale no p. Pl. 7 (fig. 2)
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Last Update2013 Mar 11 16:33 (species record created: 2006 Apr 11 00:00)