Placed in the Hypostoumus
cochliodon species group which have a shorter
body and more high backed than other members of the
Hypostomus. They have a small number of spatulate
teeth with a single cusp with the jaws arranged in
a V shape. L137 was first placed in the Cochliodon
(which is now a synomyn) genes but was moved into
this larger genera due to the works of Jon Armbruster
on the Hypostomus/Cochliodon group.
Aquarium Care: A high backed species
which can grow quite large and are intolerant of other
Loricariids. Quite easy to keep but need frequent
water changes on account of its high metabolic rate.
Aquarium size would need to be 4ft (120cm) or over.
Diet: Wood eaters so would need a
supply of fresh and seasoned wood. Food tablets and
also green foods.
Blue Eyed Red Fin Pleco, Rusty
Pleco, L137, L077.
Rio Tapajós (Pimental-Itaituba). Type
locality: Brazil: Pará: temporary
pools on the river sides of the Rio Tapajós,
between Vila Nova and Urua.
Armbruster W, Jonathon. The species of the Hypostomus cochliodon
group (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p