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Scientific Name Parotocinclus variola  Lehmann A., Schvambach & Reis, 2015
Common Name Smallpox Oto
Type Locality Departamento Amazonas, Leticia, Quebrada Tacana, tributary to rio Amazonas at km 6.5 of road from Leticia to Tarapacá, 4°09'15''S, 69°56'09''W, Colombia.
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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Identification The genus Parotocinclus can readily be distinguished from Otocinclus by the presence of an adipose fin in the former.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Neotropical Ichthyology, pp 2, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2015 Apr 06 10:47 (species record created: 2015 Apr 06 07:19)