|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Otocinclus cocama Reis, 2004|
|Common Names||Zebra Oto
Zebra Otocinclus, Zebra-Ohrgitter-Harnischwels (Germany)
|Type Locality||Quebrada Yamayacu, about 4°55'S, 73°43'W, tributary to the caño of the cocha Supay in Jenaro Herrera, Provincia Requena, Departamento Loreto, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||auto SINK luss - koe kah mah|
|Etymology||Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. Named after the Cocama-Cocamilla Indians that used to be dominant in the lower Ucayali and Marañon rivers.|
|Size||44mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Easily distinguished by its distinctive color pattern of vertically elongate blotches and a complete lateral line without the gap plates.|
|Sexing||Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.|
|General Remarks||First imported in early 2001 from the Lower Ucayali and Marañon Rivers.|
|Distribution||South America: Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.|
|pH||6.0 - 7.5|
|Temperature||21.0-25.0°C or 69.8-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Initially algae, add a shoal to an ''algaefied'' tank and then supplement diet with sinking tablets and the usual cucumbers / lettuce or courgette (zucchini).|
|Furniture||Large leafed plants and vertical flat rock surfaces (especially slate). Not essential, but likes bogwood and a large rounded substrate. Live plants seem essential to the long term survival of this fish.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Reference||Neotropical Ichthyology v. 2 (no. 3), pp 110, Figs. 1-4.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 01 04:49 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)|