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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) 
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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 Amazon River basin: Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)