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Scientific Name Parotocinclus doceanus  (Miranda Ribeiro, 1918)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Doce, Espírito Santo, Brazil.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish.  refers to the river Doce, the type locality of the species.
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Size 40mm or 1.6" 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: Doce River basin.
Espirito Santo State Rivers, Doce (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Espirito Santo State Rivers, Doce, Piracicaba (Minas Gerais) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revista do Museu Paulista v. 10, pp 634 [6]
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Last Update 2014 Jan 09 11:07 (species record created: 2013 Aug 28 13:28)