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Scientific Name Hypostomus albopunctatus  (Regan, 1908)
Common Name Spotted Paraguay Pleco
Type Locality Rio Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus albopunctatus
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. This specific epithet refers to its small spots (punctatus=small spots) that are white (albo=white) in colour.
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Size 270mm or 10.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Paraná River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paranapanema, Tibagi, Pitangui, Verde (Paraná) (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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1907 (pt 4), pp 797, Pl. 49 (fig. 1); Fig. 206.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 18 14:20 (species record created: 2002 Feb 11 00:00)