Hypostominae

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Hypostominae
Plecostomus 700.jpg
Pterygoplichthys sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Kner, 1853
Tribes

Corymbophanini
Hypostomini
Pterygoplichthyini
Rhinelepini

The Hypostominae are a subfamily of catfishes (order Siluriformes) of the family Loricariidae.

Studies conducted with representatives of some genera of Hypostominae showed, within this group, the diploid number ranges from 2n = 52 to 2n = 80. However, the supposed wide karyotypic diversity the family Loricariidae or the subfamily Hypostominae would present is almost exclusively restricted to the genus Hypostomus, and the species from the other genera had a conserved diploid number.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alves, Anderson Luís; Oliveira, Claudio; Foresti (2005). "Comparative cytogenetic analysis of eleven species of subfamilies Neoplecostominae and Hypostominae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae)". Genetica 124 (2–3): 127–136. doi:10.1007/s10709-004-7561-4. PMID 16134327.