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Scientific Name Otocinclus mura  Schaefer, 1997
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Sanabani, munícìpio de Silves, about 2°51'40''S, 58°15'40''W, rio Solimões/Sanabani/Lago Canaçari basin, Brazil.
Pronunciation auto SINK luss
Etymology Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. 
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Size 37mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification An unusually marked Otocinclus species.
Sexing Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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Distribution South America

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pH 6.0 - 7.2
Temperature 20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Initially algae, add a shoal to an ''algaefied'' tank and then supplement diet with sinking tablets and the usual cucumbers / lettuce or courgette (zucchini).
Furniture Large leafed plants and vertical flat rock surfaces (especially slate). Not essential, but likes bogwood and a large rounded substrate. Live plants seem essential to the long term survival of this fish.
Compatibility Peaceful.
Breeding See Shane's World Article
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 148, pp 77, Fig. 47.
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Last Update 2018 Jul 04 08:38 (species record created: 2005 Jul 13 00:00)