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Hypostomus luteomaculatus (Devincenzi, 1942)

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Felipe Cantera (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

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Relevant Information:

Aquarium Care: Will need a good sized aquarium of 5ft (150cm.) or over due to their final adult size. As this genus in the main are messy eaters, good water quality and filtration would need to be adhered to. A lower water temperature is advised for this species as it is from the south of the South American continent. Diet: Will eat all manner of foods in the aquarium, vegetable, tablet, pellet foods and good quality flake.

Common Name:



Plecostomus luteomaculatus


Loricariidae ycipitidae


Uruguayl: Uruguay River basin. Type locality: Río Uruguay at Paysandú, Uruguay.


28cm. (11ins)


18-24°c (63-75°f.)




Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Weber, C., 2003. Loricariidae - Hypostominae (Armored catfishes). p. 351-372. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version



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