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Scientific NameHisonotus aky  (Azpellicueta, Casciotta, Almiron, & S. Korber, 2004)
Common NamesGreen Oto
Green Hisonotus
Type LocalityArroyo Garibaldi, 26°38'46.1''S, 53°59'55''W, Ri­o Uruguay basin, Misiones, Argentina.
Synonym(s)Epactionotus aky
Pronunciationhi sow note uss
Etymology(Greek)Isos=equal + (Greek)noton=back. 
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Size 45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationEasily identified by the striking green colouration.
SexingMales have more spotted pattern, less green and longer fins (especially the tail fin). Also slimmer from above. Females very green and vent is shorter and blunt.
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DistributionRio Uruguay basin, Argentina
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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FeedingIn captivity will eat algae disks, soft leaves of certain stem plants (i.e. Hygrophila polysperma) and shrimp pellets can be offered sparingly.
BreedingHas been bred in the aquarium.
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ReferencesVerh. Ges. Ichthyol. 82 Figs. 1-6
Registered Keepers(1) wrasse (k: 6), (2) Barbie, (3) parrot1974, (4) 007mercur (p: 2).

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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2013 Jul 19 17:55 (species record created: 2005 Jan 23 00:00)