Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypoptopomatinae Right Arrow Otocinclus

Down arrow 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.
Down arrow Species Information
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.
Down arrow Habitat Information
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)

Log in to view data on a map.
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)
Down arrow Husbandry Information
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.
Compatibility Peaceful.
Breeding Unknown.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
Down arrow Further Information
Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 2 (no. 3), pp 110, Figs. 1-4.
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There are 56 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There are 11 wishes to keep this species, see who wants what.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There are 19 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
Forum BBCode
More on Otocinclus cocama
Look up AquaticRepublic.com Look up Otocinclus cocama on AquaticRepublic.com
Look up on Fishbase Look up Otocinclus cocama on Fishbase
Look up on Encyclopedia of Life Look up Otocinclus cocama on Encyclopedia of Life
Look up on Global Biodiversity Information Facility Look up Otocinclus cocama on Global Biodiversity Information Facility
 QR code LFS label creator.
Last Update 2020 Oct 01 04:49 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)