|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypoptopoma gulare Cope, 1878|
|Common Name||Giant Otocinclus|
|Type Locality||Loreto, Río Marañón, Peruvian Amazon, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||hi POP toe po mah|
|Etymology||Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek)|
|Size||105mm or 4.1" 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.|
|Distribution||Amazon River basin: Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 17 (no. 101)|
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|Last Update||2011 Jan 21 03:21 (species record created: 2010 Aug 20 10:55)|