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Scientific Name Parotocinclus muriaensis  Gauger & Buckup, 2005
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Muriaé, near intersection of highways BR-356 and RJ-186, 20 kilometers downstream from Itaperuna, about 21°15'S, 41°45'W, Município de Itaperuna, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. muriaensis refers to the rio Muriaé, where this new species was collected.
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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: 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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 4), pp 514, Figs. 1, 7.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 27 02:37 (species record created: 2013 Aug 28 13:30)