Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow Hypostomus

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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, Hypostomus spiniger, Plecostomus commersoni, Plecostomus limosus, Plecostomus spiniger
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)

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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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References Poissons Amér. Méridionale no p. Pl. 7 (fig. 2)
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Last Update 2013 Mar 11 16:33 (species record created: 2006 Apr 11 00:00)