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Scientific Name Parotocinclus britskii  Boeseman, 1974
Common Name
Type Locality Left tributary of Coppename River, Suriname, 3°51'N, 56°55'W.
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 60mm or 2.4" 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 Orinoco River basin and Atlantic coastal drainages of the Guianas: Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Series C, Biological and Medical Sciences) v. 77 (no. 3), pp267, Fig. 2; Pl. 2.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 27 11:12 (species record created: 2009 Sep 24 13:04)