Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Hypostominae
Etymology: Hypostomus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Norman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Guianan coastal drainages, from Oyapock westward to the Maroni basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101566); max. published weight: 253.00 g (Ref. 101566)
Rarely attains a length of 20 cm (Ref. 27188). Rheophilic species occurring in very sunny rapids with strong current and rocky bottom (Ref. 35381).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00831 - 0.03022), b=2.96 (2.80 - 3.12), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .