In the Mergus Welsatlas, Vol.2, page 1110 the authors H.-G. Evers and I. Seidel illustrate a pretty Hypostomus originating from Bolivia. The determination of the species was not possible yet. The species reminds one strongly of L231 from Peru, but the new pleco from Bolivia has nice orange-reddish seams in the fins. We currently received a number of these new plecos as a bycatch of Aphanotorulus frankei Bolivia. Our fish are 3-5 cm long.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer