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Scientific Name Parotocinclus bidentatus  Gauger & Buckup, 2005
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Pirapetinga, Município de Resende, 22°28'08''S, 44°26'48''W, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss - bi dent atus
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. bidentatus signifies two teeth and is used as a Latin adjective. The name refers to the presence of two types of dentition, namely the usual series of oral teeth and accessory patch of teeth on the upper and lower jaws.
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Size 35mm or 1.4" 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 Paraíba do Sul basin, Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Paraíba do Sul (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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References Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 4), pp 512, Figs. 2, 5
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Last Update 2014 Jan 09 11:09 (species record created: 2013 Aug 28 13:27)