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Scientific Name Parotocinclus robustus  Lehmann A. & Reis, 2012
Common Name
Type Locality Rio São Francisco basin, creek 45 km south of Montes Claros on highway BR-135 towards Bocaiuva, Rio Jequitaí basin (17°05’31'S 043°49’48'W),, Bocaiúva, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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.
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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.
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Distribution Rio das Velhas, Rio Paracatu, Rio Jequitaí; Rio São Francisco basin
São Francisco, Middle 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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding An omnivorous species, will eat everything. It likes to eat algae from hard surfaces.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down arrow Further Information
Reference Zootaxa No. 3390, pp 56, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2020 Dec 26 03:22 (species record created: 2012 Jul 20 23:04)