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Scientific Name Parotocinclus sp. `RIO CAQUETA`   
Common Name
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 17mm or 0.7" 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.
General Remarks At 17 mm SL, this fish may be the smallest Loricariid known.
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Distribution
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Caquetá (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2017 Aug 15 15:11 (species record created: 2017 Aug 13 09:46)