Otocinclus Mariae, wrong photo?

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Otocinclus Mariae, wrong photo?

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I just noticed that the photo shown here for Otocinclus mariae is exactly the same photo for otocinclus macrospilus in the seriouslyfish website. And both are credited to the same photo owner.

Planetcatfish: https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/im ... ge_id=4758

Seriouslyfish: http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/ot ... crospilus/

Which species is it really, mariae or macrospilus?
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Post by Karsten S. »

Hi,

I share the doubts, IMHO the living ones are not P. mariae, the conserved ones look ok.

You can use this picture:
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Caught in a tributary of Tapanahony, Suriname.
According to the official checklists etc. there is only this one Otocinclus species in Suriname. However, I cannot tell if this is really the same as type locality (Rio Mamoré, Bolivia) is quite some distance away...

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Thanks, I've updated the site accordingly.

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Hi Jools,

I recommend to add the catching location for my picture as well, considering the huge distance to the type locality and Eschmeyer is listing only:
Distribution: Upper Madeira and lower Amazon River basins, Bolivia.
Tapanahony river is a tributary of Marowijne/Maroni river system and not the Amazone.

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Ah, sorry, thought I did that.

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