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Scientific Name Hypostomus commersoni  Valenciennes, 1836
Common Name Red Fin Uruguay (USA)
Type Locality Río de La Plata, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Synonym(s) Hypostomus limosus, Plecostomus commersoni, Plecostomus limosus
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, 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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Distribution South 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)
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay, Pelotas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Southern Atlantic Draining Rivers, Samborombon Bay, Langueyu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Southern Atlantic Draining Rivers, Samborombon Bay, Salado (Buenos Aires) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Feeds on organic material on the bottom.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale, pp Pl. 7 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2020 Dec 13 08:55 (species record created: 2006 Apr 11 00:00)