|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypostomus sp. (L229)|
|Pronunciation||hi POSS tow muss|
|Etymology||Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth.|
|Size||200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Previously placed in Cochliodon and now included in the larger genus, Hypostomus as a member of the Hypostomus Cochliodon group. All these species have higher backs than other conspecifics and spoon shaped teeth (like Panaque). See link below.
A golden triangle pattern is found on this fishes head. The base of which runs between the fishes eyes and comes to a point about half of the way to the tip of the snout. The fish also has golden blotches running along the back from the base of the dorsal to the caudal peduncle.
It is interesting to note that the young juvenile colouration both differs greatly from that of the adult and is also very similar to a species of Parotocinclus also exported from Peru.
|Distribution||Imported from Peru.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not .
There are 10 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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|Spotters||Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There are 7 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
|More on Hypostomus sp. (L229)|
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|Last Update||2011 Apr 22 04:04 (species record created: 2002 Jun 14 00:00)|