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. There is a chain of thought that this species
sp. L229 are one
and the same species (Grant, S., 2015). 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. Remarks:
First appeared in the German DATZ magazine of August
1996, page 550, as Cochliodon sp. L227. Cochliodon
is now a synomyn of Hypostomus.
Peru, Río Ucayali drainage (Pucallpa).
1996. www.datz.de. Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.