Cat-eLog Right Loricariidae Right Hypoptopomatinae Right Hypoptopoma

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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma bianale  Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
Common Name
Type Locality Amazon River at 2 to 3 miles upstream from Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia.
Pronunciation hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek) The specific epithet bianale is a reference to the presence of two anal plates (Latin bi, meaning "two"; latin analis, from anal).
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Size 54mm or 2.1" 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.

Hypoptopoma bianale is distinguished from all congeners by presence of two medial anal plates (vs. single medial anal plate in all other species of Hypoptopoma).
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Distribution Rio Silimões in Brazil and Rio Ucayali in Peru.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down Further Information
Reference Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History No. 336, pp 57, Fig. 31.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:06 (species record created: 2012 Feb 04 07:53)