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Scientific Name Hypostomus faveolus  Zawadzki, Birindelli & Lima, 2008
Common Names L037, Honeycomb Pleco
Mosaik-sugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Brazil, Mato Grosso, Cocalinho, Corixo da Saudade (Corixinho), 25 km NO of Cocalinho on road MT 326, rio Araguaia drainage (rio Tocantins basin), 14°17'20.6''S 51°09'12.1''W.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. From the latin faveolus, after favus, honeycomb. In allusion to the colour pattern formed by the pale blotches with thin dark limits.
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Size 206mm or 8.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A distinctive but uncommon import. It is not a member of the Hypostomus cochliodon group as has been claimed.
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Distribution Upper Rio Araguaia basin, rio Tocantins basin and the upper rio Xingu basin
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Upper Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Upper Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Furniture In the wild found in both fast and slow moving water, with both rocky and soft substrate. Like all Loricariidae, the fish will need some good hiding spaces.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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References Neotropical Ichthyology, 6(3):395-402, 2008
Aqualog shows Cordylancistrus platyrhynchus as L037, but does depict the real L037 as L037a!
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Last Update 2017 Nov 01 06:45 (species record created: 2002 Jun 29 00:00)