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Jump to next section Summary of Otocinclus
Pronouncedauto SINK luss
EtymologyGreek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears.
SexingFemales are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
SizeSmallest 24mm, largest 54mm, average 34mm, most commonly 32mm. All SL.
SpeciesThere are 22 "species" in the database
Keepers15 species (68%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Otocinclus vittatus (39.81%)
2. Otocinclus macrospilus (10.58%)
3. Otocinclus cocama (8.46%)
4. Otocinclus affinis (8.08%)
5. Otocinclus vestitus (7.31%)
6. Otocinclus mariae (6.92%)
7. Otocinclus huaorani (6.54%)
8. Otocinclus hoppei (5.58%)
9. Otocinclus sp. (1) (3.27%)
10. Otocinclus flexilis (1.15%)
11. Otocinclus mimulus (0.77%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Otocinclus species