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Founa in Sri Lanka

Hypostomus plecostomus

  Order Siluriformes
  Family Loricariidae
  Genus Hypostomus
  Species H. plecostomus
  Binomial name Hypostomus plecostomus
  Local Name suckermouth catfish
  Status native

The suckermouth catfish, Hypostomus plecostomus, is a tropical fish belonging to the armored catfish family (Loricariidae), named for the armor-like longitudinal rows of scutes that cover the upper parts of the head and body (the lower surface of head and abdomen is naked). Although the name Hypostomus plecostomus is often used to refer to Common plecos sold in aquarium shops, most are actually members of other genera.