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Hypostomus cordovae (Günther, 1880)

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory  Catalog of Fishes

Relevant Information:

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. Remarks: This species is listed as a synonym of Hypostomus paranensis in Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007 and also the online reference tool, Catalog of Fishes. Fishbase excepts this species but with an add-on highlighting this problem.

Common Name:



Plecostomus cordovae




South America: Bermejo, Dulce, Uno, Secundo, and middle Paraná River basins.


18cm. (7ins)


20-24°c (67-75°f.)




Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version



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