Parotocinclus britskii Boeseman, 1974
Parotocinclus britskii
photo by Sabaj PĂ©rez, M.H.

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Orinoco River basin and Atlantic coastal drainages of the Guianas.
Diagnosis:  Can be distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: 21-31 premaxillary and mandibular teeth, typically 24-25; dorsal profile of snout broad and moderately parabolic, not acutely pointed; head width 75-98% of head length, 18-22% of SL median group of abdominal plates irregularly arranged; pigment on pectoral-fin spine arranged in 5 blotches; two blotches on the unbranched anal ray, single band on the branched anal rays (Ref. 26706).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.05.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.12.08
Checked by: Schaefer, Scott - 31.01.01

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