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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae
Genus: Otocinclus

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South America
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Otocinclus affinis Steindachner, 1877

Photo by Photo by Schmitt, R.
 
Otocinclus affinis
[Golden otocinclus]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Otocinclus arnoldi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Otocinclus batmani
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Otocinclus bororo Schaefer, 1997

Photo by Photo by Petersen, P.
 
Otocinclus bororo
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Otocinclus caxarari
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South America
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Otocinclus cocama Reis, 2004

Photo by Photo by Noren, M.
 
Otocinclus cocama
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South America
Max. Length 6.8 cm TL
Otocinclus flexilis Cope, 1894

Photo by Photo by Loureiro, M.
 
Otocinclus flexilis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Otocinclus hasemani
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South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Otocinclus hoppei Miranda Ribeiro, 1939

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Otocinclus hoppei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Otocinclus huaorani
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.3 cm SL

 
Otocinclus juruenae
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South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Otocinclus macrospilus Eigenmann & Allen, 1942

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Otocinclus macrospilus
[]
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Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Otocinclus mangaba
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South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Otocinclus mariae Fowler, 1940

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Otocinclus mariae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Otocinclus mimulus
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Otocinclus mura
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No picture found

Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Otocinclus tapirape
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South America
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Otocinclus vestitus Cope, 1872

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Otocinclus vestitus
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South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm TL
Otocinclus vittatus Regan, 1904

Photo by Photo by Prins, E.
 
Otocinclus vittatus
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Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Otocinclus xakriaba
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20 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Otocinclus affinis Golden otocinclus South America 5 SL 1877
Otocinclus arnoldi South America 4.8 SL 1909
Otocinclus batmani South America 3.7 SL 2006
Otocinclus bororo South America 3.1 SL 1997
Otocinclus caxarari South America 2.6 SL 1997
Otocinclus cocama South America 4.4 SL 2004
Otocinclus flexilis South America 6.8 TL 1894
Otocinclus hasemani South America 2.7 SL 1915
Otocinclus hoppei South America 3.3 SL 1939
Otocinclus huaorani South America 3.2 SL 1997
Otocinclus juruenae South America 3.3 SL 2016
Otocinclus macrospilus South America 3.5 SL 1942
Otocinclus mangaba South America 2.8 SL 2010
Otocinclus mariae South America 3.3 SL 1940
Otocinclus mimulus South America 4.3 SL 2003
Otocinclus mura South America 3.6 SL 1997
Otocinclus tapirape South America 2.4 SL 2002
Otocinclus vestitus South America 3.2 SL 1872
Otocinclus vittatus South America 3.3 TL 1904
Otocinclus xakriaba South America 3.1 SL 1997



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