Hypostomus plecostomus was reported from 13 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 11 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: South America: Guianan coastal drainages. Have been introduced to several Asian countries for the aquarium trade (Ref. 2060).
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Table 1: Present in 11 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Bangladesh BGD introduced 74657
South America Brazil BRA native 50076
South America Guyana GUY native 36817
Asia Malaysia MYS introduced
Asia Philippines PHL introduced 12157
Asia Sri Lanka LKA introduced 51824
South America Suriname SUR native 6868
Asia Taiwan TWN introduced 48455
Asia Thailand THA introduced
North America USA USA introduced 276
Asia Viet Nam VNM introduced

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
South America Argentina ARG questionable 9086

Table 3: Absent from 1 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe UK GBR not established

Table 4: Reported from 13 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
South America Argentina ARG questionable 9086
Asia Bangladesh BGD introduced 74657
South America Brazil BRA native 50076
South America Guyana GUY native 36817
Asia Malaysia MYS introduced
Asia Philippines PHL introduced 12157
Asia Sri Lanka LKA introduced 51824
South America Suriname SUR native 6868
Asia Taiwan TWN introduced 48455
Asia Thailand THA introduced
Europe UK GBR not established
North America USA USA introduced 276
Asia Viet Nam VNM introduced
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European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 226874

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