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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma steindachneri  Boulenger, 1895
Common Name Steindachner's Hypoptopoma
Type Locality Amazon River near outlet of Rio Negro, Brazil.
Pronunciation hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek) 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" 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 Tributaries of the lower Rio Ucayali and Rio Solimões basins, Amazon River basin: Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (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 General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London 1895 (pt 3)
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Last Update 2011 Jan 24 07:24 (species record created: 2010 Aug 20 11:29)