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Scientific Name Hypostomus laplatae  (Eigenmann, 1907)
Common Names La Plata Pleco
La Plata-sugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Buenos Aires [Ensenada, Buenos Aires Province], Argentina.
Synonym(s) Hypostomus commersonoides, Hypostomus rachovii, Hypostomus taeniatus, Plecostomus commersonoides, Plecostomus laplatae, Plecostomus rachovii, Plecostomus taeniatus
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 690mm or 27.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: La Plata River basin.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences v. 8 (for 1906), pp 450, Pl. 21 (figs. 1-3).
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Last Update 2021 Feb 28 08:55 (species record created: 2011 Sep 22 17:51)