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  • Otocinclus caxarari
  • Otocinclus caxarari
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Scientific NameOtocinclus caxarari  Schaefer, 1997
Common Name
Type LocalityBetween Guajara-Mirim and Mato Grosso, about 10°48'S, 65°23'W, Rio Solimões/Madeira/Guaporé basin
Pronunciationauto SINK luss
EtymologyGreek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. 
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Size 26mm or 1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
SexingFemales are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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DistributionUpper Madeira River basin: Bolivia and Brazil.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Upper Madeira (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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ReferencesProceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 148
Registered Keepers(1) Coriequest, (2) zvirus.

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Breeding Reports(1) zvirus (b: 42).
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Last Update2013 Jan 26 16:03 (species record created: 2011 Jul 15 12:57)