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Scientific Name Parotocinclus bahiensis  (Miranda Ribeiro, 1918)
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Type Locality Rio Itapicuru, on Federal highway BR 407, 8 kilometers north of Senhor do Bonfim to Juazeiro, Bahia State, Brazil, 40°11'01"S, 10°24'49"W.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss - baa he en siss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. bahiensis: Refers to the state of Bahia in Brazil where the fish was found.
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Size 31mm or 1.2" 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: Bahia, Brazil.
Bahia State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revista do Museu Paulista v. 10, pp 635 [7]
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Last Update 2019 Oct 27 02:36 (species record created: 2013 Aug 28 13:26)