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Hypostomus albopunctatus  (Regan, 1908)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Hypostomus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Rio Paraná-Paraguay basin including rio Iguaçu.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114987); max. published weight: 991.00 g (Ref. 114987)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal soft rays: 6. Diagnosed from all other congeners except Hypostomus heraldoi by the pelvic-fin unbranched ray length equal to or greater than pectoral-fin unbranched ray (vs. pelvic-fin unbranched ray shorter than pectoral-fin unbranched ray). Differs from H. heraldoi by having pale dots over body and fins (vs. dark dots over body and fins) (Ref. 91066).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Garavello, J.C., H.A. Britski and C.H. Zawadzki, 2012. The cascudos of the genus Hypostomus Lacépède (Ostariophysi: Loricariidae) from the rio Iguaçu basin. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 10(2):263-283. (Ref. 91066)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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