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  • Oxyropsis acutirostris
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Scientific Name Oxyropsis acutirostris  Miranda-Ribeiro, 1951
Common Name Flathead Oto
Type Locality Paricachoeira, Rio Taquié, trib. of the Rio Vaupes, which is a trib. of the Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Hypoptopoma acutirostre, Hypoptopoma acutirostris, Oxyropsis acutirostris
Etymology (Greek)Oxy=Sharp + (Greek)oura=tail + (Greek)opsis=similar to. This specific epithet refers to its pointed(acutus=pointed, sharp) nose(rostrum=nose, snout).
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Size 57mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Orinoco and Negro River basins.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 25.0-28.0°C or 77-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Requires highly oxygenated water.
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Feeding Primarily feeds on vegetable matter but appreciates dry foods and tablets as well as live and frozen daphnia and cyclops.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bol. Mus. Nac. Zool. (N. S.) No. 104 1 Pls. 1-3 (figs. 2, 2, 2)
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Last Update 2019 May 22 14:02 (species record created: 2006 Mar 15 00:00)