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Scientific Name Hisonotus aky  (Azpelicueta, Casciotta, Almirón & Koerber, 2004)
Common Names Green Oto
Green Hisonotus
Type Locality Arroyo Garibaldi, 26°38'46.1"S, 53°59'55"W, Río Uruguay basin at Misiones, Argentina.
Synonym(s) Epactionotus aky
Pronunciation hi sow note uss
Etymology (Greek)Isos=equal + (Greek)noton=back. 
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Size 45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Easily identified by the striking green colouration.
Sexing Males have more spotted pattern, less green and longer fins (especially the tail fin). Also slimmer from above. Females very green and vent is shorter and blunt.
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Distribution South America: endemic to Argentina.
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding In captivity will eat algae disks, soft leaves of certain stem plants (i.e. Hygrophila polysperma) and shrimp pellets can be offered sparingly.
Breeding Has been bred in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ichthyologie v. 4 (2004), pp 82, Figs. 1-6.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 19 09:33 (species record created: 2005 Jan 23 00:00)