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Scientific Name Otocinclus mura  Schaefer, 1997
Common Names Canacari Oto
Canacari-dværgsugemalle (Denmark)
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. 
Down Species Information
Size 36mm or 1.4" 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: upper Amazon River basin.

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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). User data.
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.
Down Further Information
Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 148, pp 77, Fig. 47.
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Last Update 2023 Aug 12 02:32 (species record created: 2005 Jul 13 00:00)