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Scientific Name Parotocinclus arandai  Sarmento-Soares, Lehmann & Martins-Pinheiro, 2009
Common Name
Type Locality Córrego Bananeiras on road Geribá-Palmópolis, 16°44'48''S, 40°25'46''W, Palmópolis, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. The specific name arandai honors ichthyologist Arion Túlio Aranda in recognition of his talent for catching fish and knowledge of their habits.
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Size 43mm or 1.7" 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 Tributaries of middle and upper rio Jucuruçu and upper rio Buranhém, close to the border of southern Bahia and northeastern Minas Gerais States.
Minas Gerais State Rivers, Jucuruçu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Minas Gerais State Rivers, Buranhém (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 7 (no. 2), pp 192, Fig. 1, 2a, 3.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:24 (species record created: 2009 Sep 20 15:28)