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Scientific NameOtocinclus batmani  Lehmann, 2006
Common NameBatman Oto
Type LocalitySmall tributary stream of Río Puré, Río Japurá draingae, upper Amazonas basin, 2°07'05''S, 69°37'50''W, Amazonas, Colombia.
Pronunciationauto SINK luss
EtymologyGreek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. From original description (see reference): "The name batmani, alludes to Bob Kane’s hero Batman of the comic adventures, which had a bat shape for his symbol, referring to the single W- or bat-shaped vertical spot on the caudal-fin."
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Size 37mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
SexingFemales are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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DistributionOtocinclus batmani is known from the type-locality, a small stream tributary to the Río Puré in Colombia, and from two creeks emptying into the Río Amazonas near Iquitos, Peru, in the upper Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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ReferencesNeotropical Ichthyology, 4(4):379-383, 2006
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Last Update2013 Jul 24 00:04 (species record created: 2008 May 17 04:10)