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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma sternoptychum  (Schaefer, 1996)
Common Name
Type Locality Quebrada Mariposa at Cusco-Amazonico Lodge, 12°36'S, 69°11'W, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata, Madre de Dios, Peru.
Synonym(s) Nannoptopoma sternoptychum
Pronunciation hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek) 
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Size 33mm or 1.3" 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.
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Distribution South America: tributaries from the upper Río Amazonas in Ecuador and Peru, and central Río Amazonas, including the upper Rio Madeira basin, in Bolivia and Peru.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 25.0-28.0°C or 77-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 1996 (no. 4), pp920, Fig. 4
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:32 (species record created: 2010 Feb 14 05:00)