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Scientific Name Otothyropsis marapoama  Ribeiro, Carvalho & Melo, 2005
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Type Locality Rio Tietê basin, Município de Marapoama, ribeirão Cubatão, road beween Marapoama and Elisiário, 21°11'35''S, 49°07'22''W, São Paulo, Brazil.
Etymology Otothyropsis: The first part of the name is from Greek (otos = ear and thyris = window) and is in reference to the Hypoptopomatinae genus Otothyris, to which the new taxon is closely related. The second part is from the Greek (opsis = relating to sight and appearance); hence, resembling a hypoptopomatine fish. marapoama: The specific epithet marapoama is in reference to the county of the city in which the new species was collected.
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Size 38mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Male hypoptopomins posses a urogenital papilla located immediately posterior to the anus. It is absent in females.
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Distribution Tietê River, Paraná River basin, southeastern Brazil.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Tietê (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 4), pp491, Figs. 1, 3-6, 7b, 8-9.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 28 19:38 (species record created: 2013 Jan 25 19:26)