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  • Hypostomus kopeyaka
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Scientific Name Hypostomus kopeyaka  Carvalho, Lima & Zawadzki, 2010
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Tiquié, Serra do Mucura village, 0°10'N, 69°07'W, State of Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. The specific epithet is after its common name among the Tuyuka and Tukano indians, kope yaka, or kope ya'ka, meaning ''pleco from the holes'', an allusion to the fact that, according to the Indians, the fishes spend most of their time hiding in holes in the river banks.
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Size 175mm or 6.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Brazil, rio Tiquié basin, a tributary of the rio Uaupés, upper rio Negro drainage.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro, Uaupes, Tiquié (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 8 (no. 1), pp 40, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 13:04 (species record created: 2010 Jul 08 08:33)