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Jump to next section Summary of Parancistrus
Pronounced parr an SIS truss
Etymology (Greek)Para=The side of + (Greek)agkistron=hook.
Identification Parancistrus is distinguished by having a membranous connection between the dorsal and adipose fins, a large gill opening, and its cephalic and body scutes are not keeled. Additionally, nuptial males have fleshy folds along the dorsal-fin base. Other genera with a membrane connecting the dorsal and adipose fins include Baryancistrus, Oligancistrus, and Spectracanthicus. Parancistrus differs from these genera by the large gill openings.
Size Smallest 150mm, largest 250mm, average 199mm, most commonly 200mm. All SL.
Species There are 5 "species" in the database
Keepers 4 species (80%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Parancistrus aurantiacus (46.91%)
2. Parancistrus nudiventris (45.68%)
3. Parancistrus sp. (LDA046) (6.17%)
4. Parancistrus sp. (L332) (1.23%)
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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Parancistrus species

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