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Scientific Name Parotocinclus spilurus  (Fowler, 1941)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Salgade [Salgado], Icó, Ceará, Brazil.
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 40mm 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: Ceará, Brazil.
Ceará State Rivers (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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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 93, pp 148, Figs. 47-49
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Last Update 2014 Jan 09 11:10 (species record created: 2013 Aug 28 13:32)