Hypostomus cochliodon

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Hypostomus cochliodon
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Genus: Hypostomus
Species: H. cochliodon
Binomial name
Hypostomus cochliodon[1]
(Kner, 1854)

Cochliodon cochliodon (Kner 1854)[2]
Cochliodon hypostomus Kner 1854[1]
Loricaria melanoptera Kner 1854[1]

Hypostomus cochliodon is a species of armored catfish native to Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay where it occurs in the Paraguay and middle Paraná River basins. This species grows to a length of 23 centimetres (9.1 in) SL.[3]

The species is kept in home aquaria, although they may be difficult to find because export from Brazil is limited.[citation needed]

Unlike most other Loricariidae, it has been speculated that this fish is a wood-eating specialist alongside the usual plant material and algae (see also xylophagy in Panaque).[4]


  1. ^ a b c Kner, Rudolf (1854). "Die Hypostomiden. Zweite Hauptgruppe der Familie der Panzerfische. (Loricata vel Goniodontes).". Denkschriften der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. 7: 265–267 (15–17). Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Isbrücker, I. J. H. (1980). "Classification and catalogue of the mailed Loricariidae (Pisces, Siluriformes)". Verslagen en Technische Gegevens. Instituut voor Taxonomische Zoöogie, Universiteit van Amsterdam. 22: 1–181. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Hypostomus cochliodon" in FishBase. December 2011 version.
  4. ^ "Hypostomus cochliodon - Loricariisae - Cat-eLog". Retrieved 6 November 2011. 

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