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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).|
|Size||57mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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.|
|Feeding||Primarily feeds on vegetable matter but appreciates dry foods and tablets as well as live and frozen daphnia and cyclops.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|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)|