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Scientific Name Parotocinclus prata  Ribeiro, Melo & Pereira, 2002
Common Name
Type Locality Headwaters of rio da Prata, stream tributary of ribeirão Quiricó, Rio São Francisco basin, mun. de Presidente Olegário, fazenda São Zeferino, near Galena, about 18°22'S, 46°14.3'W, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. prata after the type locality, rio da Prata.
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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.
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Distribution South America: Rio da Prata, a tributary of the Rio Sao Francisco basin in southeastern Brazil.

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 13 (no. 3), pp 218, Fig. 1
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Last Update 2014 Jan 09 10:54 (species record created: 2013 Aug 28 13:07)