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Scientific Name Hypoptopoma thoracatum  Günther, 1868
Common Names Flat Head Dwarf Sucker
Rotaugen-Hypoptopoma (Germany)
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) 
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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 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)
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Feeding Feeds on algae.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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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)