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Hypoptopoma guianense  Boeseman, 1974

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Hypoptopomatinae
Etymology: Hypoptopoma: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, optoma, opsomai = to look at, to watch + Greek, poma = cover, operculum (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: basins of the Essequibo (Guyana) and Nickerie (Surinam) rivers.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36885)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 27. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the presence of an elongated dark spot along the median caudal-fin branched rays, involving the lanceolate plates at the base of the fin; this spot is typically extended over an equal number of branched rays of both the upper and lower lobes and along more than two thirds of the ray length (Ref. 84367).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fisch-Muller, Sonia | Collaborators

Burgess, W.E., 1989. An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey (USA). 784 p. (Ref. 6868)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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