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Scientific Name Parotocinclus longirostris  Garavello, 1988
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Preto da Eva, Manaus-Itacoatiara highway, kilometer 80, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss - lawn ji ross triss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. longirostris comes from the Latin longus, meaning long, and rostrum, meaning nose, in reference to the elongate snout.
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Size 27mm or 1.1" 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 drainage.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Naturalia (São Paulo) v. 13, pp 120, Fig. 2
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Last Update 2014 Jan 09 11:09 (species record created: 2013 Aug 28 13:30)