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Hypostomus corantijni Boeseman, 1968

Image contributors to this species:

Karsten Schönherr (2) 

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory

 Relevant Information:

There is very little to choose between this species and Hypostomus nickeriensis and in 2012 Weber et al. declared H. nickeriensis and also H. sipaliwinii as junior synonyms of H. corantijni. This has not been excepted in some quarters. The Hypostomus genus has 7 rays to the dorsal fin whereas the similar looking Pterygoplichthys species have 10 dorsal fin rays. Aquarium Care: As with most of this genus, will do well in a larger aquarium, although this is one of the smaller species in the genera, and the aquarium well filtered. Water parameters can be quite diverse for this genera. Diet: Omnivore with a liking for green, tablet and frozen foods.

Common Name:



Hypostomus nickeriensis, Hypostomus sipaliwinii




South America : Corantijn River basin, upstream first cataracts, Suriname. Type Locality: Sipaliwini River, Corantijni river system, Suriname.


19.0cm. (7½ins)


24-28°c (75-83°f.)




Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2015.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2016 )
Mol, H.A. Jan, The Freshwater Fishes of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston, 2012. 889 p.



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