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  • Otothyropsis piribebuy
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Scientific Name Otothyropsis piribebuy  Calagary, Lehmann, & Reis, 2011
Common Names LG2
Otocinclus Negros, LG4 (Germany)
Type Locality Rio Piribebuy, a tributary to the rio Manduvira, rio Paraguay basin, 25°22'09''S, 56°58'20''W, Eusebio Ayala, Departamento Cordillera, Paraguay.
Etymology Otothyropsis: The first part of the name is from Greek (otos = ear and thyris = window) and is in reference to the Hypoptopomatinae genus Otothyris, to which the new taxon is closely related. The second part is from the Greek (opsis = relating to sight and appearance); hence, resembling a hypoptopomatine fish. After the Rio Piribebuy.
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Size 29mm or 1.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Male hypoptopomins posses a urogenital papilla located immediately posterior to the anus. It is absent in females.
General Remarks Imported from Paraguay. This little fellow is known in German as the "Kleiner Brauner Oto" (little brown oto) or KBO for short!
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Distribution Known only from two localities on the left tributaries of the Rio Paraguay: The Rio Piribebuy near Eusebio Ayala and the Rio Aguaray near Lima, San Pedro, Paraguay.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Piribebuy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Jejui, Aguaray (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Furniture Collected among marginal vegetation mainly formed by hanging grasses. Also among floating water hyacinths.
Breeding Has bred by German aquarists.
Breeding Reports There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.
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References Neotropical Ichthyology, (9)2: 253-260, 2011
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Last Update 2013 Jan 26 22:12 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)