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Jump to next section Summary of Acanthicus
Pronouncedah KAN thi cuss
EtymologyThis name is derived from the Greek word akantha, meaning quill or spike, in reference to its spiny body.
IdentificationThe genus can be distinguished from other similar genus by the combination of lack of adipose fin and the well-developed, rough keels along the side of the body.
SizeSmallest 600mm, largest 1000mm, average 733mm, most commonly 600mm. All SL.
SpeciesThere are 4 "species" in the database
Keepers3 species (75%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
1750 1770 1790 1810 1830 1850 1870 1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 1990 2010 
Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Acanthicus adonis (79.13%)
2. Acanthicus hystrix (20%)
3. Acanthicus sp. (L193) (0.87%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Acanthicus species