|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Spectracanthicus murinus Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1987|
|Type Locality||Poça de Pedra, Rio Tapajós, eastern 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.|
|Articles|| - CotM 2014 December |
|Size||64mm or 2.5" 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. A key to the genus can be found here. |
Spectracanthicus murinus is unique among Ancistrini in that it has lost the evertible cheek plates typical of species of Ancistrini.
|Distribution||South America: Tapajós River basin, Brazil. |
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.|
|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.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Reference||Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 13 (no. 4) [for 1986], pp 94, Figs. 1-3.|
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|Last Update||2021 Jan 10 07:53 (species record created: 2004 Oct 03 00:00)|