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

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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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