|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Megalancistrus barrae (Steindachner, 1910)|
|Common Names||Black Spiny Ashiura Pleco
Azzura Pleco, Giant Ancistrus
|Type Locality||Rio São Francisco near Barra, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||mega lan SISS truss|
|Etymology||Greek, megas, megalos = great + Greek, agkistron = hook, in this case meaning "big Ancistrus". Named for the Rio São Francisco near Barra in Brazil, which is this species' type locality.|
|Size||385mm or 15.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||A colossal pleco worthy of the generic name. Can be differentiated from other large loricariids by the presence of evertible interopercular odontodes.
This species background colour is dark brown to black, those more commonly exported are black and often they are exported under the nomen nudem, "Megalancistrus etentaculatus".
|Distribution||South America: São Francisco River basin.
São Francisco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 47 (no. 8) - pp58|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 18:13 (species record created: 2003 Apr 18 00:00)|