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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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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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References Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.v. 148 - pp74 - Fig. 46
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Last Update 2014 Jun 09 09:30 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)