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Scientific NameOtocinclus xakriaba  Schaefer, 1997
Common Name(s)
Type LocalityRio Pau de Colher, on road between Guanambi and Mutas, 14°12'48''S, 42°49'29''W, rio São Francisco basin, Bahia, Brazil.
Pronunciationauto SINK luss
EtymologyGreek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. 
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Size 31mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
SexingFemales are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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DistributionSouth America: São Francisco River drainage.
São Francisco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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ReferencesProceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 148, pp 79, Figs. 48, 49a
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2014 Jan 09 16:43 (species record created: 2013 Nov 19 13:54)