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Scientific Name Otocinclus huaorani  Schaefer, 1997
Common Name Huarani Otocinclus
Type Locality Tributary to Río San Miguel (kilometer 50, 4.5 kilometers south of Tipischca), about 0°10'N, 76°13'W, Río Amazonas/Napo basin, Napo, Ecuador.
Pronunciation auto SINK luss
Etymology Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears. The specific epithet is based on the Huaorani people who are native to the Upper Napo River area in Ecuador.
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Size 32mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Females are larger and broader especially when viewed from above.
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Distribution South America: western upper Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
Temperature 26.0-30.0°C or 78.8-86°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 148, pp 74, Fig. 46.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 29 02:46 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)