All FishesLoricariidaeHypoptopomatinaeOxyropsis

  • Oxyropsis acutirostris
Hop to next section All Fishes Data Sheet
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).
Hop to next section Species Information
Size 57mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Hop to next section Habitat Information
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)

Log in to view species occurence data on a map.
Temperature 25.0-28.0°C or 77-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Requires highly oxygenated water.
Hop to next section Husbandry Information
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.
Hop to next section Further Information
References Bol. Mus. Nac. Zool. (N. S.) No. 104 1 Pls. 1-3 (figs. 2, 2, 2)
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is but a single registered keeper, view all "my fish" data.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is no record of this fish being seen.
Look up PlanetCatfish.com Look up Oxyropsis acutirostris on PlanetCatfish.com
BBCode (use in forum posts)
(species permalink)
Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.
Hits 2 hits.
Last Update 2019 May 22 14:02 (species record created: 2006 Mar 15 00:00)