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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma inexspectatum  (Holmberg, 1893)
Common Name Longfinned Hypoptopoma
Type Locality Río Paraguay, near Formosa city, Formosa Province, Argentina.
Synonym(s) Aristommata inexspectata
Pronunciation hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek) 
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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.
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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)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference 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)