Parotocinclus maculicauda

Steindachner, 1877

(Type species)
Parotocinclus maculicauda
macula = Fleck, cauda = Schwanz
Family
 
Subfamily
 
Tribe
Synonyms
Hisonotus maculicauda
Otocinclus caudimacula
Otocinclus maculicauda
Parotocinclus steindachneri
Red Fin Dwarf Pleco
Rotflossen-Ohrgitterwels
Rotflossen-Saugwels
Length (total)
approx.  6 cm
Standard length (documented)
44.7 mm
Recommended tank size
60 cm
Temperature
18 - 23 °C
pH
6.5 - 7.5
rio Quenda, rio Itapocu, rio Ribeira do Iguape, rio Novo ES?

Santa Catarina, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Espírto Santo

Brazil

Atlantic SE

˜[-23.96826,-47.5086]
Map to Parotocinclus maculicauda
Type of water
Clear water
Nutrition (mostly): vegetarian
Eats plants
not known
Keeping in groups is necessary.
Free spawner
yes
WA1
 
 
 
present
I / 5 rays
I / 7 rays
I / 6 rays
I / 5 rays
Sympatric with
Trichomycterus jacupiranga
Astyanax eigenmanniorum
Astyanax jacuhiensis
Astyanax lacustris
Astyanax laticeps
Bryconamericus iheringii
Cichlasoma portalegrense
Corydoras ehrhardti
Deuterodon iguape
Geophagus iporanguensis
Hoplias malabaricus
Hoplias sp. aff. malabaricus
Imparfinis sp.
Oligosarcus hepsetus
Pareiorhaphis sp.
Phalloceros harpagos
Phalloceros sp.
Rineloricaria sp.
Not on the positive list of Brazil in 2012 : The positive list of Brazil
Not on the negative list of Brazil from 2020 : The negative list of Brazil
last seen on a
german stock list
29/October/2011
  • Reis, R.E., Kullander, S.O. & Ferraris, C.J. et.al., 2003 "Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America" P. 327
  • H.-G. Evers / I. Seidel "Welsatlas 1"  edition: 2 P.396
Pic. 2: Parotocinclus maculicauda
Pic. 3: Parotocinclus maculicauda
Many thanks to
for the pictures
Ingo Seidel
1, 2
Hans-Georg Evers
3
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