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Scientific Name Otocinclus tapirape  Britto & Moreira, 2002
Common Name
Type Locality Córrego Agua Parada, tributary of Rio Pintado, 11 kilometers west from Novo Planalto, rio Araguaia system, 13.17°S, 49.62°W, Goiás State, Brazil.
Pronunciation auto SINK luss
Etymology Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. Tapirape: Named after the indigenous tribe Tapirapé.
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Size 24mm or 0.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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Distribution Upper and middle Araguaia River basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Upper Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Middle Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Copeia 2002 (no. 4), pp1064, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2013 May 01 21:58 (species record created: 2011 Sep 21 08:30)