|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypoptopoma inexspectatum (Holmberg, 1893)|
|Common Name||Longfinned Hypoptopoma|
|Type Locality||Río Paraguay, near Formosa city, Formosa Province, Argentina.|
|Pronunciation||hi POP toe po mah|
|Etymology||Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek)|
|Size||71mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Hypoptopoma are small(ish) loricariids with a stocky body with a wide, flattened, head with the eyes on the side of the head and a concave profile, with a normal (not extremely thin) tail.
Can be reasonably easily identified by taking a head-on macro-photo of the snout. This will show a very narrow, just a hairs width, band along the edge of the snout. This line on the snout is only found in H. inexspectatum; it is also the only species known from Paraguay.
|Distribution||Paraná/Paraguay River basin: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay.
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||18.0-26.0°C or 64.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|References||Revista del Jardin Zoológico de Buenos Ayres v. 1 (no. 3), pp 96.|
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|Last Update||2014 Jun 29 10:26 (species record created: 2009 Nov 25 13:22)|