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Hypostomus punctatus (Catfish; suckermouthed catfish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The suckermouthed catfish (Hypostomus punctatus) is a tropical fish belonging to the armored suckermouth catfish family (Loricariidae). Hypostomus punctatus is a freshwater fish native to South America, in the coastal drainages of southeastern Brazil and Uruguay. It is one of a number of species commonly referred to as 'plecostomus' or 'common pleco' by aquarists.
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Maximum Longevity [1]  18 years


Parasitized by 
Kalitrema kalitrema <Unverified Name>[2]
Phanerothecium spinatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Phanerothecium spinicirrum <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


America, South - Inland waters; Argentina; Brazil; Neotropical; South America: coastal drainages of southeastern Brazil.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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