|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Otocinclus vestitus Cope, 1872|
|Common Names||Silver Otocinclus
|Type Locality||Tributaries of Río Ambyiacu [Ampiyacu] near Pebas, ca. 3°40'S, 71°45'W, Depto. Loreto, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||auto SINK luss|
|Etymology||Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears.|
|Size||32mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon and lower Paraná River basins.
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La Plata, Paraná, Lower Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||25.0-30.0°C or 77-86°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 23, pp 283, Pl. 4 (figs. 2a-c).|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 17 13:48 (species record created: 2002 Jun 07 00:00)|