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Scientific Name Parotocinclus amazonensis  Garavello, 1977
Common Name
Type Locality Ilha Sorubim, Rio Solimões, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. 
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Size 25mm or 1" 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: Amazon River basin.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Arquivos de Zoologia (São Paulo) v. 28 (no. 4), pp 7, Figs. 21-22
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Last Update 2014 Jan 09 10:55 (species record created: 2013 Aug 28 13:26)