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|Scientific Name||Otothyropsis polyodon Calegari, Lehmann A. & Reis, 2013|
|Type Locality||Água Clara, ribeirão Tamanduá, tributary to rio Verde, near São Domingos Hydroeletric Plant, upper rio Paraná basin, 20°04’03"S, 53°11’21"W, Mato Grosso dul Sul, Brazil.|
|Type Locality Notes||A typographical error in the type locality lists the latitude as 20°04’03"N. It should be 20°04’03"S.|
|Etymology||Otothyropsis: The first part of the name is from Greek (otos = ear and thyris = window) and is in reference to the Hypoptopomatinae genus Otothyris, to which the new taxon is closely related. The second part is from the Greek (opsis = relating to sight and appearance); hence, resembling a hypoptopomatine fish. The species polyodon from the Greek polys, meaning many, and odon, meaning tooth, in allusion to its higher number of teeth compared to the other species.|
|Size||37mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Otothyropsis polyodon differs from all congeners by having a greater number of premaxillary teeth (19–31 vs. 10–20), greater number of dentary teeth (18–27 vs. 11–19), lower caudal peduncle 6.2–7.6% (vs. 7.6–11.5% SL), dorsal-fin spinelet rectangular in shape (vs. triangular or quadrangular), suture in the posteromesial portion of the paired basipterygium long—same size of the basipterygium medial cartilage (vs. suture smaller—one to two third of the basipterygium medial cartilage).|
|Sexing||Male hypoptopomins posses a urogenital papilla located immediately posterior to the anus. It is absent in females.|
|Distribution||Found in tributaries to the rio Verde a tributary to the upper rio Paraná basin in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Verde (Paraná) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Zootaxa 3619 (no. 2), pp 133, Figs. 3A-B, 4.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jun 09 07:00 (species record created: 2013 Feb 27 01:25)|