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Down arrow Summary of Parotocinclus
Pronounced parr auto SINK luss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish.
Identification The genus Parotocinclus can readily be distinguished from Otocinclus by the presence of an adipose fin in the former.
Size Smallest 17mm, largest 60mm, average 39mm, most commonly 40mm. All SL.
Species There are 43 "species" in the database
Keepers 11 species (25%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Distribution

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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Parotocinclus jumbo (49.61%)
2. Parotocinclus spilosoma (14.73%)
3. Parotocinclus sp. (3) (10.85%)
4. Parotocinclus haroldoi (6.98%)
5. Parotocinclus maculicauda (6.98%)
6. Parotocinclus sp. `PERNAMBUCO` (4.65%)
7. Parotocinclus cf. eppleyi (2.33%)
8. Parotocinclus sp. (2) (1.55%)
9. Parotocinclus bahiensis (0.78%)
10. Parotocinclus britskii (0.78%)
11. Parotocinclus cf. maculicauda (0.78%)
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