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Scientific NameHypoptopoma gulare  Cope, 1878
Common NameGiant Otocinclus
Type LocalityLoreto, Río Marañón, Peruvian Amazon, Peru.
Pronunciationhi POP toe po mah
EtymologyHypoptopoma 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.
IdentificationHypoptopoma 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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DistributionAmazon River basin: Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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ReferencesProceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 17 (no. 101)
Registered Keepers(1) Black_flys (k: 6), (2) NielsV (k: 5), (3) msjinkzd (k: 30), (4) sumer, (5) Sean B, (6) Cheep-Cheep (k: 7), (7) Mvinyl (k: 3), (8) Rcs, (9) DHarris, (10) cawnov, (11) MChambers, (12) OregonOutdoorsChris (k: 3).

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Last Update2011 Jan 21 03:21 (species record created: 2010 Aug 20 10:55)