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Hypostomus plecostomus  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Suckermouth catfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Hypostomus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; stvatten bottenlevande; pH range: 6.2 - 8.2; dH range: ? - 28.   Tropical; 20°C - 28°C (Ref. 2060); 12°N - 25°S, 60°W - 51°W

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South America: Guianan coastal drainages. Have been introduced to several Asian countries for the aquarium trade (Ref. 2060).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 26543); common length : 28.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 12193)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 1; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 7; Taggstrålar i analfenan 1; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 3 - 5. Body short and robust; caudal peduncle not depressed. Upper parts of head and body encased in longitudinal rows of scutes; lower surface of head and abdomen naked.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Feeds on algae and small crustaceans. Is cultured in ponds in Singapore and Hong Kong for the aquarium trade, where it is very popular (Ref. 2060).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Deposits eggs on smooth rocks. Eggs are guarded by one or both parents. May deposit eggs in depressions (Ref. 2060).

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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. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fiskeri: husbehovsfiske; Akvarium: kommersiellt viktig
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00660 - 0.03472), b=2.93 (2.75 - 3.11), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±0.26 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 69278):  Mellan, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 1,4-4,4 år (Assuming tmax>3; Fec = 3,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.