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Scientific Name Hypostomus carinatus  (Steindachner, 1881)
Common Name L166
Type Locality Amazon River at Jatuarana, Ueranduba and Lake Saraca.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus carinatus
Pronunciation hi POSS tow muss
Etymology Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 248mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Typical shape for the genus, basic colouration is rusty reddish brown with medium to large black spots which to not reach to the tips of the unpaired fins.
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Distribution Brazil: Rio Negro
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Nhamundá (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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References Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 43, pp 108 [8], Pl. 4 (fig. 2).
DATZ 7/1994, pp 416-418.
Aqualog shows Cochliodon plecostomoides from Venezuela and thus does not match DATZ.
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Last Update 2013 Jul 15 11:40 (species record created: 2006 Aug 04 00:00)