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Scientific Name Parotocinclus planicauda  Garavello & Britski, 2003
Common Name
Type Locality Suaçui Pequeno River, Barra do Rochedo, at Antonio Pereira de Oliveira farm, 20 kilometers from Coroaci, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. planicauda from the Latin planus (= plain, flat) and cauda (= tail) refers to the somewhat quadrangular cross section of caudal peduncle with conspicuous flat lateral surfaces.
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Size 41mm 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: Suaçui Pequeno River in Brazil.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Brazilian Journal of Biology v. 63 (no. 2), pp 254, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 27 02:37 (species record created: 2013 Aug 28 13:31)