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Otocinclus tapirape  Britto & Moreira, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) > Hypoptopomatinae
Etymology: Otocinclus: Greek, ous, oto = ear + Latin, cinclus = latticework; in allusion to the holes of the head in the ears (Ref. 45335);  tapirape: Named after the indigenous tribe Tapirapé (Ref. 46820).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: upper and middle Araguaia River in Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46820)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 6. Differs from its congeners, except O. vestitus, O. flexilis, and O. affinis by canal-bearing plates of trunk median plate series truncated, restricted to the anterior field (versus presence of canal-bearing plates on posterior field). Distinguished from O. vestitus by the presence of iris diverticulus, and by the absence of paired W-shaped marks on caudal fin. Differs from O. flexilis and O. affinis by having lateral ethmoid with large subnasal lamina (versus small subnasal lamina), 20-22 total lateral plates (versus 24 or more), a narrow nuchal plate (versus a wide nuchal plate), and plates of median series not arranged in tandem repeat patter (versus plates arranged in tandem repeat pattern) (Ref. 46820).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits well-oxygenated, slow to moderate flowing waters, often near river banks (Ref. 46820). Feeds on algae (Ref. 46820).

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Britto, M.R. and C.R. Moreira, 2002. Otocinlus tapirape: a new Hypoptopomatinae catfish from central Brazil (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Copeia 2002(4):1063-1069. (Ref. 46820)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00229 - 0.01319), b=3.11 (2.90 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .