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Scientific Name Otocinclus vestitus  Cope, 1872
Common Names Silver Otocinclus
Ohrgitter-Harnischwels (Germany)
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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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 2019 Sep 17 13:48 (species record created: 2002 Jun 07 00:00)