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Scientific Name Hypostomus paulinus  (Ihering, 1905)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil
Synonym(s) Plecostomus paulinus
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 131mm or 5.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Tietê River basin, Brazil, Paraná River basin, Paraguay
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Tietê (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 15 (no. 90), pp560.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 22 16:09 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 08:05)