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Scientific Name Hypostomus soniae  Hollanda Carvalho & Weber, 2005
Common Names L137, Blue Eyed Red Fin Pleco
Blåøjet Tapajos-sugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Temporary pools on riversides of Rio Tapajós, between Vila Nova and Urua, Pará, Brazil.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss - SONN ee ae
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 146mm or 5.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Has blue eyes. Would be one of those species previously placed in Cochliodon and now included in the larger genus, Hypostomus as a member of the Hypostomus Cochliodon group. All these species have higher backs than other conspecifics and spoon shaped teeth (like Panaque).
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Distribution South America: Tapajós River in Pará, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down arrow Further Information
Reference Revue Suisse de Zoologie v. 111 (no. 4) (for 2004), pp 965, Figs. 3, 4, 8.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 24 05:50 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)