Cat-eLog Right Loricariidae Right Hypostominae Right Megalancistrus

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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". 
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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.
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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 Unreported.
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)