in the DATZ magazine of March 1990 and given the L-number
of 60. The Hypostomus genus has 7 soft rays
to the dorsal fin whereas the similar looking Pterygoplichthys
species have 10 soft dorsal fin rays. Aquarium
Care: As with most of this genus, will do
well in a larger aquarium, with 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:
The size of this species is listed in Seidel, I, 2008
as 20cm (8ins) but in Fishbase as 10.7cm. We have
taken on the larger size of 20cm.
Oyapock River basin, French Guiana. Type locality:
French Guyana, Alikene Creek, left bank tributary
to Camopi River, Oyapock river system.
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. Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p.