Suckermouth Catfish (Hypostomus plecostomus)

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Actinopterygii
  • Order: Siluriformes
  • Family: Loricariidae (Armoured catfishes)
  • Genus: Hypostomus
  • Species: Hypostomus plecostomus
Common names: Suckermouth Catfish, Sucker fish, Janitor fish, Common Pleco Thai name: Plah Joker () Thailand status: Introduced Max size: 2kg (4.4lb) Diet: Algae Habitat: Freshwater