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Scientific Name Otocinclus caxarari  Schaefer, 1997
Common Name
Type Locality Between Guajara-Mirim and Mato Grosso, about 10°48'S, 65°23'W, Rio Solimões/Madeira/Guaporé basin, Brazil/Bolivia border.
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 26mm or 1" 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: upper Madeira River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Upper Madeira (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 148, pp 71, Figs. 44, 49b.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 22 02:50 (species record created: 2011 Jul 15 12:57)