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Hypostomus surinamensis Boeseman, 1968

Image contributors to this species:

Raphael Covain (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory 

 

Relevant Information:

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.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae

Distribution:

South America: Suriname River basin. Type locality: Suriname River near Brokopondo, Suriname.

Size:

16cm. (6¼ins)

Temp:

24-28°c (75-83°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.5.

Reference:

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. 2015.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 04/2018 )
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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