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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma guianense  Boeseman, 1974
Common Name
Type Locality Left tributary of Nickerie River, a few kilometers upstream from Stonedansi Falls, Suriname.
Pronunciation hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek) The specific epithet, guianense, refers to the country where it is native, Guyana.
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Size 62mm or 2.4" 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 Essequibo (Guyana) and Nickerie (Suriname) rivers.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Nickerie (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Series C, Biological and Medical Sciences) v. 77 (no. 3)
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Last Update 2011 Jan 21 02:59 (species record created: 2010 Aug 20 11:17)