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Scientific Name Parotocinclus polyochrus  Schaefer, 1988
Common Name
Type Locality Río Mawarinuma tributary at Neblina base camp, Territory Federal Amazonas, Venezuela, 0°55'N, 66°10'W, elevation 120 meters.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. 
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Size 30mm 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: upper Negro River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Copeia 1988 (no. 1), pp 184, Figs. 1-2
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Last Update 2014 Jan 09 11:09 (species record created: 2013 Aug 28 13:32)