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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma muzuspi  Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
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Type Locality Rio Agua Fria, fazenda Praia Alta 2, estrada Araguaçu/Barreira do Piqui, 27 kilometers ao norte de Araguaçu, Araguaçu, Tocantins State, 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 36mm or 1.4" 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 Rio Tocantins basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (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 16 09:15 (species record created: 2012 Feb 04 07:53)