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Hypostomus paucimaculatus Boeseman, 1968

Image contributors to this species:

Suramerica Fish (1) Raphael Covain (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory 


Relevant Information:

Dorsal and caudal fins mostly spotted or with bands; darkspots present on posterior part of caudal peduncle; lower caudal lobe with dark spots or banded with at most a few indistinct spots. Aquarium Care: One of the smaller species of Hypostomus so can be housed in smaller community tanks that the larger species in this genera would not tolerate. Diet: Wood eaters so would need soft wood in the aquarium. Food tablets, pellets and vegeatable foods are also taken along with insect larvae. Remarks: The adult size of 12cm is probably not the maximum size as this seems a bit small for a member of this genera.

Common Name:







South America: upper and middle Suriname River basin. Type locality: Surinam River, near Brokopondo, Surinam.


12cm. (4¾ins)


24-27°c (75-81°f.)




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Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2015.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 04/2015 )
Mol, H.A. Jan, The Freshwater Fishes of Suriname. BRILL, Leiden Boston, 2012. 889 p.
Burgess, W.E., 1989. An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey (USA). 784 p.



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