Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow The genus Spectracanthicus

Down arrow Summary of Spectracanthicus
Etymology Genus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn.
Identification Spectracanthicus can be separated from all other loricariids except some Baryancistrus, Parancistrus and an undescribed Hemiancistrus by the presence of the dorsal-fin membrane contacting the adipose-fin spine. It can be separated from Baryancistrus and the Hemiancistrus by having fewer teeth (less than 25 vs. greater than 25) and from Parancistrus by having restricted gill openings. A key to the genus can be found here.
Size Smallest 64mm, largest 150mm, average 119mm, most commonly 130mm. All SL.
Species There are 18 "species" in the database
Keepers 9 species (50%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Spectracanthicus punctatissimus (37.7%)
2. Spectracanthicus zuanoni (21.31%)
3. Spectracanthicus sp. (L354) (13.93%)
4. Spectracanthicus sp. (L254) (12.3%)
5. Spectracanthicus murinus (9.02%)
6. Spectracanthicus immaculatus (2.46%)
7. Spectracanthicus tocantinensis (1.64%)
8. Spectracanthicus sp. (L373) (0.82%)
9. Spectracanthicus sp. (L315) (0.82%)
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Down arrow Distribution of selected Spectracanthicus species

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