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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma elongatum  Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Tapajos, Itaituba, Pará State, Brazil.
Pronunciation hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek) The specific epithet elongatum (Latin: elongatus, meaning "prolonged") is a reference to the elongated general shape of the body, particularly marked at the tip of snout, caudal peduncle, and caudal fin.
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Size 103mm or 4.1" 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.

A non-pigmented band around the head is unique in the species of the Hypoptoptoma genus known in Aquino & Shaefer's 2010 revision (link in reference).
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Distribution Lower Rio Tapajos and lower Rio Trombetas, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós, Lower Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Trombetas, Lower Trombetas (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 Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History No. 336, pp 67, Figs. 35.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:06 (species record created: 2012 Feb 04 07:53)