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Jump to next section 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.
Size Smallest 100mm, largest 150mm, average 123mm, 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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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Spectracanthicus punctatissimus (38.14%)
2. Spectracanthicus zuanoni (22.03%)
3. Spectracanthicus sp. (L254) (12.71%)
4. Spectracanthicus sp. (L354) (11.86%)
5. Spectracanthicus murinus (9.32%)
6. Spectracanthicus immaculatus (2.54%)
7. Spectracanthicus tocantinensis (1.69%)
8. Spectracanthicus sp. (L373) (0.85%)
9. Spectracanthicus sp. (L315) (0.85%)
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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Spectracanthicus species

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