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Hypostomus gymnorhynchus  (Norman, 1926)

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

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Guianan coastal drainages, from Oyapock westward to the Maroni basin.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101566); max. published weight: 253.00 g (Ref. 101566)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Rarely attains a length of 20 cm (Ref. 27188). Rheophilic species occurring in very sunny rapids with strong current and rocky bottom (Ref. 35381).

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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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Aquarium: commercial
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