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Scientific NameOtocinclus huaorani  Schaefer, 1997
Common NameHuarani Otocinclus
Type LocalityTributary to Río San Miguel (kilometer 50, 4.5 kilometers south of Tipischca), about 0°10'N, 76°13'W, Río Amazonas/Napo basin, Napo, Ecuador.
Pronunciationauto SINK luss
EtymologyGreek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. The specific epithet is based on the Huaorani people who are native to the Upper Napo River area in Ecuador.
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Size 32mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
SexingFemales are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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DistributionSouth America: western upper Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature26.0-30.0°C or 78.8-86°F (Show species within this range)
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesProc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.v. 148 - pp74 - Fig. 46
Registered Keepers(1) henkhugo, (2) anthony mcdonald (k: 5), (3) loachy_406, (4) limed, (5) GABear, (6) I_Xeno (k: 4), (7) Timthedrifter, (8) Deb (p: 3, k: 9), (9) Nx7 (p: 2), (10) jbloom81, (11) Ozcattie (k: 4), (12) Anthonyck (p: 3, k: 9), who also notes: "All my Otos in this tank are thriving. They spend time ranging from rocks, to wood, to plants, and always have full bellies. One seemed to want to suck on the larger ancistrus for a while, but I think they settled their differences.", (13) scrup, (14) Alisana, (15) mane1138, (16) This Old Spouse, (17) Arlington, (18) Jeffww, (19) rcjkirk (k: 7), who also notes: "Somewhat delicate when first introduced into the tank. Expect some losses of the weaker fish. After that, they seem to stabilize and become quite hardy. Started with 5 -- now I seem to have 7!", (20) Liddiap (k: 10), (21) Akronsbiggest (k: 7), (22) antec, (23) Lupine, (24) Catscatfish (k: 4), (25) Bardot (p: 2, k: 8), (26) Mariska (p: 2, k: 9), (27) LostYeti (k: 4), (28) CowBoYReX, (29) JoeyP (k: 2), (30) menno1988, (31) muffy, (32) Gerard Pennards (k: 10), (33) Maxpedley.

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Last Update2014 Jun 09 09:30 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)