|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Spectracanthicus murinus Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1987|
|Type Locality||Poça de Pedra, Rio Tapajós, e. Pará, Brazil.|
|Etymology||Genus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. This specific epithet literally means mouse gray (murinus=mouse gray) and refers to its colour.|
|Size||120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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.|
Spectracanthicus murinus is unique among Ancistrini in that it has lost the evertible cheek plates typical of species of Ancistrini.
|Distribution||South America: Brazil: Tapajós River basin.|
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||5.5 - 7.5|
|Temperature||26.0-30.0°C or 78.8-86°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding||Has been bred in captivity and is a cave spawner.|
|References||Rev. Fr. Aquariol.v. 13 (no. 4) (1986) - pp94 - Figs. 1-3.|
Seidel & Evers (2005). Wels Atlas Band 2. Mergus, Germany.
Armbruster's Spectracanthicus Key.
|Registered Keepers||(1) Yann (k: 3), (2) L-ko, (3) Andynotts, (4) steveh28 (k: 4), (5) johni (k: 5), (6) OlePaulsen, (7) monkiecat (p: 2, k: 3), (8) Nabobmob1 (k: 2), who also notes: "It was difficult to get the fish to eat after arrival, a majority were lost.", (9) adelinoarrais.|
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|Breeding Reports||(1) Nabobmob1 (b: 54).|
- CotM 2014 December|
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|Last Update||2015 Jun 04 13:53 (species record created: 2004 Oct 03 00:00)|