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Parotocinclus haroldoi Garavello, 1988

Image contributors to this species:

Karsten Schönherr (1) Mitsuhiro Iwamoto (1) Hans-Georg Evers (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Not often exported due to the catchment area not being visited very often by fishermen. One of the nicest marked Parotocinclus species in the hobby. The genus Parotocinclus can readily be distinguished from Otocinclus by the presence of an adipose fin whereas Otocinclus do not posses one. Aquarium Care: Not a well knowm species but good aquarium husbandry with regular water changes and good oxygen content should suffice. Diet: They are omnivorous ( vegetable and meat diet ) and will eat lettuce, cucumber, courgette (zucchini) and also white and grindal worm, frozen bloodworm, flake and tablet food.

Common Name:







Brazil: Piauí State. Type locality: Córrego do Otaviano, Poço do Sanharó, Riacho Sanharó, Piauí, Brazil.


4.0cm. (1¾ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2008.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.www.fishbase.org, version (02/2016).
Schaefer, S.A., 2003. Loricariidae - Hypoptopomatinae (Armored catfishes). p. 321-329. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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