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  • Otocinclus hoppei
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Scientific NameOtocinclus hoppei  Miranda-Ribeiro, 1939
Common Name(s)Hoppe's Otocinclus
Ohrgitter-Harnischwels (Germany)
Type LocalityAmazon R. at Belém, Pará, Brazil.
Pronunciationauto SINK luss
EtymologyGreek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. 
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Size 33mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
SexingFemales are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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DistributionSouth America: Amazon River basin.
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Temperature24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesBol. Biol. Sao Paulo (N. S.)v. 4 (no. 3) - pp359
Registered Keepers(1) bronzefry, (2) AmLi (k: 3), (3) jugjugjoe, (4) mork (k: 4), who also notes: "Great characters in the tank. Always seem to be eating - either algae on the leaves, algae wafers or their favourite - courgette!", (5) lizimal (k: 2), (6) Lightbringer, (7) panaque, (8) Pungen (k: 10), (9) Birger Amundsen, (10) fishlvr, (11) GABear, (12) L number Banana (k: 2), who also notes: "Slower to breed than the others. Have only taken out a few babies. Only two left, since I haven't been able to find the other two for ages water params were always good so the bodies must have become food.", (13) otoguppylover, (14) Gretesam (k: 5), (15) AlaskanCorydoras (k: 4), (16) Sam (k: 2), (17) Deb (k: 3), who also notes: "Very active and lively otos.", (18) Skägget (k: 6), (19) Alisana, (20) Coriequest, (21) This Old Spouse, (22) Apostolis (k: 5), (23) dvdrew, (24) KGlo (k: 2), who also notes: "More active than Otocinclus vittatus and doesn't hide as much.", (25) Hurriken (k: 3), who also notes: "I have one more that I bought at a different time. It looks similar except the black patch is on the tail and not on the body like these.", (26) LoupeNordique, (27) pleconut (k: 5), (28) tjudy, (29) homerno1.

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Last Update2010 Mar 01 23:41 (species record created: 2001 Sep 25 00:00)