|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Megalancistrus sp. (LDA097)|
|Common Names||LDA097, Super Dragon Hi Fin Pleco |
Spidshovedet Gigantsugemalle (Denmark)
|Pronunciation||mega lan SISS truss|
|Etymology||Greek, megas, megalos = great + Greek, agkistron = hook, in this case meaning "big Ancistrus".|
|Size||600mm or 23.6" 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. |
Distinguished from the similar Megalancistrus paranaus but a light brown base colouration. Distinguished from L234 by having a lower dorsal fin in adulthood and, more consistently, by having a pattern of variously irregular spots, blotches or thick reticulations. L234 is spotted.
|Distribution||Rio São Francisco (Petrolina on the border between Pernambuco and Bahia), Brazil |
São Francisco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2022 Feb 04 00:49 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|