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Scientific Name Parotocinclus cristatus  Garavello, 1977
Common Name Dwarf Pleco
Type Locality Fazenda Almada, Ilhéus, Bahia State, 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: coastal rivers near Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil.
Bahia State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Arquivos de Zoologia (São Paulo) v. 28 (no. 4), pp 6, Figs. 9-10.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 23 13:51 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)