|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||
|Most Kept Species|
|1.||Megalancistrus parananus (39.13%)|
|2.||Megalancistrus sp. (LDA097) (30.43%)|
|3.||Megalancistrus sp. (L234) (26.09%)|
|4.||Megalancistrus barrae (4.35%)|
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|Distribution of selected Megalancistrus species|
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