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Scientific Name Parotocinclus spilosoma  (Fowler, 1941)
Common Name Gold Spot Dwarf Pleco
Type Locality Campina Grande, Parahyba, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Plecostomus spilosoma
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss - spil oh so mah
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. This specific epithet refers to its spotted(spilos=spotted) body(soma=body).
Article - Shane's World Reproduction Spawning Parotocinclus spilosoma
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Size 52mm or 2" 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: Paraíba, Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Paraíba do Sul (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 5.8 - 7.5
Temperature 22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 5-20
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Breeding See Shane's World article.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 93, pp 152, Figs. 53-55.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 14 06:06 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)