Specimen Information

Hypostomus plecostomus
Hypostomus plecostomus
(Suckermouth Catfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID237733
GroupFishes
GenusHypostomus
Speciesplecostomus
Common NameSuckermouth Catfish
StatePR
CountyLajas
LocalityLajas irrigation canal, next to the bridge that connects roads PR-328 and PR-117, near a commercial aquaculture (ornamentals) facility
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSouthern Puerto Rico
HUC8 Number21010004
HUC10 Number2101000401
Map
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Collection Month3
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statuscollected
CommentsCollected, but it is not known if there is an established population or just escapees.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/4/2020].

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