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Hypoptopoma

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Siluriformes
Subfamily  Hypoptopomatinae
Scientific name  Hypoptopoma
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Loricariidae
Tribe  Hypoptopomatini
Higher classification  Hypoptopomatinae
Hypoptopoma Hypoptopoma incognitum Seriously Fish
Similar  Catfish, Loricariidae, Hypoptopomatinae, Hypoptopoma inexspectatum, Parotocinclus

Hypoptopoma gulare


Hypoptopoma is a genus of armored catfishes native to South America.

Contents

Hypoptopoma sp 6 8 cm


Taxonomy

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The genus was established by Albert C. L. G. Günther in 1868 for his new species Hypoptopoma thoracatum, on the basis of the peculiar, depressed, spatulate formation of the head with the eyes on the lateral edges of the head.

Species

There are currently 15 recognized species in this genus:

Hypoptopoma Hypoptopoma Gnther 1868 Checklist View
  • Hypoptopoma baileyi Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
  • Hypoptopoma bianale Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
  • Hypoptopoma brevirostratum Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
  • Hypoptopoma elongatum Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
  • Hypoptopoma guianense Boeseman, 1974
  • Hypoptopoma gulare Cope, 1878
  • Hypoptopoma incognitum Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
  • Hypoptopoma inexspectatum (Holmberg, 1893)
  • Hypoptopoma joberti (Vaillant, 1880)
  • Hypoptopoma machadoi Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
  • Hypoptopoma muzuspi Aquino & Schaefer, 2010
  • Hypoptopoma psilogaster Fowler, 1915
  • Hypoptopoma spectabile (Eigenmann, 1914)
  • Hypoptopoma steindachneri Boulenger, 1895
  • Hypoptopoma sternoptychum (Schaefer, 1996)
  • Hypoptopoma thoracatum Günther, 1868
  • Distribution

    Hypoptopoma FileHypoptopoma spjpg Wikimedia Commons

    Hypoptopoma species inhabit the drainage basins to the east of the Andes, except for river systems draining to the Atlantic between the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil and the Paraná River in Argentina.

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    References

    Hypoptopoma Wikipedia


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