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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma gulare  Cope, 1878
Common Name Giant Otocinclus
Type Locality Loreto, Río Marañón, Peruvian Amazon, Peru.
Synonym(s) Hypoptopoma joberti, Otocinclus joberti
Pronunciation hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek) 
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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.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Lower Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Upper Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
Down Further Information
Reference Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 17 (no. 101), pp 679.
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Last Update 2022 Sep 18 15:36 (species record created: 2010 Aug 20 10:55)