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Jump to next section Summary of Megalancistrus
Pronounced mega lan SISS truss
Etymology Greek, megas, megalos = great + Greek, agkistron = hook, in this case meaning "big Ancistrus".
Identification A colossal pleco worthy of the generic name. Can be differentiated from other large loricariids by the presence of evertible interopercular odontodes.
Size Smallest 385mm, largest 600mm, average 546mm, most commonly 600mm. All SL.
Species There are 4 "species" in the database
Keepers 4 species (100%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Megalancistrus parananus (37.5%)
2. Megalancistrus sp. (L234) (29.17%)
3. Megalancistrus sp. (LDA097) (29.17%)
4. Megalancistrus barrae (4.17%)
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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Megalancistrus species

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