|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypoptopoma thoracatum Günther, 1868|
|Common Names||Flat Head Dwarf Sucker
|Type Locality||Xeberos, upper Amazon River, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||hi POP toe po mah - thor ack at um|
|Etymology||Hypoptopoma is derived from hypos (low position, below). piptein (depressed). poma (cheek)|
|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.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon River basin.
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|pH||5.0 - 7.5|
|Temperature||23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Feeds on algae.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Reference||Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 1 (no. 6) (art. 56), pp 477.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 22 05:49 (species record created: 2001 May 18 00:00)|