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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma machadoi  Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
Common Name
Type Locality Swamps on south bank of Río Apure, ca. 3 kilometers west of Fisheries Station, San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela.
Pronunciation hi POP toe po mah
Etymology Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek) 
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Size 70mm or 2.8" 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 Orinoco basin in Venezuela and Rio Meta drainage in Colombia.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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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 89, Fig. 44.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:06 (species record created: 2012 Feb 04 07:53)