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  • Hisonotus notatus
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Scientific Name Hisonotus notatus  Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889
Common Name Black Otocinclus
Type Locality Rio de Janeiro State, Santa Cruz, rio Guandu, Santa Cruz farm - Emperor Pedro II's farm, Brazil, 22°54'40"S, 43°41'7"W. [old locality: Santa Cruz, within urban area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Microlepidogaster notatus, Otocinclus notatus
Pronunciation hi sow note uss - no tat uss
Etymology (Greek)Isos=equal + (Greek)noton=back. 
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Size 40mm or 1.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Minas Gerais State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Espirito Santo State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Sao Paulo State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Macaé (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature 22.0-24.0°C or 71.6-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 20.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2) v. 2, pp 41.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 04:47 (species record created: 2006 Nov 11 05:58)