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Scientific Name Hypostomus subcarinatus  Castelnau, 1855
Common Name
Type Locality Minas Gerais State, Brazil [possibly the Rio das Velhas].
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 310mm or 12.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Hypostomus subcarinatus has an elongate and narrow body with small to medium-sized dark spots and weak to moderate keels along lateral plates. Dorsal fin, blue-tan. H. subcarinatus is most similar in appearance to H. affinis, H. interruptus, H. nigrolineatus, H. punctatus and H. scabriceps, all found in eastern Brazilian drainages. From the Rio São Francisco basin, H. velhochico is most like H. subcarinatus.
Sexing No sexual dimorphism observed when the species was redescribed.
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Distribution South America: eastern Brazilian coastal drainage, including the São Francisco basin (?).
São Francisco, Middle São Francisco, Das Velhas, Lagoa da Pampulha (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters Hypostomus subcarinatus was redescribed from a heavily polluted urban reservoir. Clearly, it can tolerate some rather nasty water.
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Suggested Tankmates In the wild, this species is found with three non-native cichlid species, Coptodon rendalli, Oreochromis niloticus, Parachromis managuensis.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2, pp 42, Pl. 21 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2020 Oct 05 14:52 (species record created: 2018 Nov 06 16:13)