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Scientific NameOtocinclus tapirape  Britto & Moreira, 2002
Common Name(s)
Type LocalityCórrego Agua Parada, tributary of Rio Pintado, 11 kilometers west from Novo Planalto, rio Araguaia system, 13.17°S, 49.62°W, Goiás State, Brazil.
Pronunciationauto SINK luss
EtymologyGreek, 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.
SexingFemales are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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DistributionUpper 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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ReferencesCopeia 2002 (no. 4), pp1064, Figs. 1-3.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2013 May 01 21:58 (species record created: 2011 Sep 21 08:30)