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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma baileyi  Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
Common Name
Type Locality Bolivia: Beni, backwater, Río Itenez, 10 km SE Costa Marques, Brazil.
Pronunciation hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek) The specific epithet baileyi is a patronym honoring Reeve M. Bailey (1911–2000), who collected the specimens of the new species in 1964 during an expedition of the AMNH to the Río Itenez.
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Size 44mm or 1.7" 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.

From original description: Hypoptopoma baileyi is distinguished from all congeners except H. muzuspi by having trunk pigmentation in the form of a lateral band that is progressively darker along medial, midventral, and ventral series of plates, and a caudal-fin pigmentation pattern formed by 6–8 narrow dark brown bars and a dark spot at the base of the lower lobe.
Hypoptopoma baileyi is distinguished from H. muzuspi by having preopercle reduced, not reaching hyomandibular-opercle condyle (vs. preopercle not reduced, reaching to hyomandibular-opercle condyle) and absence of canal in preopercle (vs. presence of canal in the preopercle).
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Distribution Río Itenez (aka Guapore), in the upper Rio Madeira basin, along the border between Bolivia and Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (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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References Aquino, A. E. & S. A. Schaefer. 2010. Systematics of the genus Hypoptopoma Günther, 1868 (Siluriformes, Loricariidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History No. 336: 1-110.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 15 09:37 (species record created: 2012 Feb 04 07:48)