Cat-eLog Right Loricariidae Right Hypoptopomatinae Right Parotocinclus

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Scientific Name Parotocinclus pukuixe  Silva-Junior & Zanata, 2022
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Type Locality Fazenda Tupinambá, rio Braço do Sul, tributary of rio Panelão, rio Pardo basin, Camacan, Bahia State, Brazil, 15°25'41"S, 39°33'11"W, elevation 200 meters.
Pronunciation parr auto SINK luss
Etymology Parotocinclus: Greek, para in the side of + greek, ous, otis = ear + Greek, kygklos, ou = a fish. The specific name derives from the word ‘pukuixê’, from the Pataxó language used by the native Pataxohã Indigenous tribe. The Pataxó tribe historically occupies the south and extreme south coastal areas of Bahia State. Pukuixê means "the first" and alludes to the species being the first of the genus having the rio Pardo as its type locality.
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Identification The genus Parotocinclus can readily be distinguished from Otocinclus by the presence of an adipose fin in the former.
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Bahia State Rivers, Pardo (Bahia) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of Fish Biology v. 101 (no. 6), pp 2, Figs. 1, 2K-L.
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Last Update 2023 Mar 14 12:14 (species record created: 2022 Oct 10 10:46)