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Scientific Name Parotocinclus sp. (3)   
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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Identification The genus Parotocinclus can readily be distinguished from Otocinclus by the presence of an adipose fin in the former.

It is interesting to note that the colouration of this species is very similar to the young juvenile colouration of L229, a species of Hypostomus also exported from Peru.
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Distribution Imported from Peru.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2007 Dec 26 06:23 (species record created: 2005 Jan 04 00:00)