Otocinclus batmani is a species of armored catfish (Loricariidae) native to South America. It can grow up to 37 millimetres (1.5 in) (SL).[1]

Otocinclus batmani
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Genus: Otocinclus
O. batmani
Binomial name
Otocinclus batmani

It is named for the comic-book hero Batman, who had a bat shape for a symbol,[2] and has the pigmented mark on its caudal fin, which resembles Batman's chest symbol.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2014). "Otocinclus batmani" in FishBase. September 2014 version.
  2. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 September 2018). "Order SILURIFORMES: Family LORICARIIDAE: Subfamilies LITHOGENINAE, HYPOPTOPOMINAE and LORICARIINAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  3. ^ Otocinclus batmani, a new species of hypoptopomatine catfish (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from Colombia and Peru, by Pablo Lehmann A., in Neotropical Ichthyology, vol.4 no.4 Porto Alegre Oct./Dec. 2006