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Scientific Name Parotocinclus aripuanensis  Garavello, 1988
Common Name Dwarf Pleco
Type Locality Ingazeiro, 20 kilometers upstream of Boca do Rio Canumã, Aripuanã, MT, Brazil.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. 
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Size 21mm or 0.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The genus Parotocinclus can readily be distinguished from Otocinclus by the presence of an adipose fin in the former.
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Distribution South America: Aripuanã River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Aripuanã (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Naturalia (São Paulo) v. 13, pp122, Fig. 3.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 16 01:16 (species record created: 2011 Jul 03 13:21)