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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Parotocinclus robustus Lehmann & Reis, 2012|
|Type Locality||Rio Jequitaí (17°05’31”S 043°49’48”W), Minas Gerais, Brasil|
|Pronunciation||parr auto SINK luss - roe BUST uss|
|Etymology||Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. robustus is from the Latin, meaning robust, referring to the strong and robust appearance of the fish.|
|Size||42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus Parotocinclus can readily be distinguished from Otocinclus by the presence of an adipose fin in the former.
Easy to identify by its naked abdomen and the evenly spread spots on the body.
|Sexing||Males possess the characteristic conical urogenital papilla, positioned just behind the anal opening. Adult males also possess a low fleshy flap along the dorsal margin of the first thickened pelvic-fin ray, that is absent in females. The flap is slightly deeper basally and progressively narrows distally. Flap is absent in juvenile males and females.|
|Distribution||Rio das Velhas, Rio Paracatu, Rio Jequitaí; Rio São Francisco basin
São Francisco, Das Velhas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
São Francisco, Paracatu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
São Francisco, Jequitaí (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||An omnivorous species, will eat everything. It likes to eat algae from hard surfaces.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zootaxa 3390: 56–64 (2012)|
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|Last Update||2017 Mar 12 12:34 (species record created: 2012 Jul 20 23:04)|