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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae
Genus: Hypoptopoma

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hypoptopoma baileyi South America 4.4 TL 2010
Hypoptopoma bianale South America 5.4 TL 2010
Hypoptopoma brevirostratum South America 5.1 TL 2010
Hypoptopoma elongatum South America 10.2 TL 2010
Hypoptopoma guianense South America 6.2 SL 1974
Hypoptopoma gulare South America 10.5 SL 1878
Hypoptopoma incognitum South America 10.8 SL 2010
Hypoptopoma inexspectatum South America 7.1 SL 1893
Hypoptopoma machadoi South America 7.0 TL 2010
Hypoptopoma muzuspi South America 3.6 2010
Hypoptopoma psilogaster South America 7 SL 1915
Hypoptopoma steindachneri South America 10 SL 1895
Hypoptopoma thoracatum South America 8 TL 1868



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