|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.|
- CotM 2014 December
|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)
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|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.|
|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.
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|Last Update||2015 Jun 04 13:53 (species record created: 2004 Oct 03 00:00)|