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Scientific Name Otocinclus vestitus  Cope, 1872
Common Names Pebas Oto
Ohrgitter-Harnischwels (Germany), Pebas-dværgsugemalle (Denmark), 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. 
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Size 32mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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Distribution South America: Amazon and lower Paraná River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Lower Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
Temperature 25.0-30.0°C or 77-86°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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 2023 Aug 12 02:40 (species record created: 2002 Jun 07 00:00)