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Scientific NameSpectracanthicus punctatissimus  (Steindachner, 1881)
Common NamesL016
L030, L315
Type LocalityE. shore of Rio Xingu, Pôrto de Mós, Est. Pará, Brazil, 1°45'S, 52°10'W.
Synonym(s)Chaetostomus punctatissimus, Oligancistrus punctatissimus, Parancistrus punctatissimus
EtymologyGenus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. This specific epithet refers to its highly spotted(punctum=spotted; -issimus=very, highly) appearance.
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Size 106mm or 4.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationSpectracanthicus 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.
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Distribution South America: Brazil: Xingu River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesDenkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 43 - pp119 [19] - Pl. 3 (figs. 3-3a)
Registered Keepers(1) plecoready, (2) Micki, (3) mzavori, (4) storch31, (5) andyj, (6) jasonplec1 (p: 2), (7) Loracidlover, (8) ayshea, (9) pureplecs, (10) tongwk, (11) Hobby, (12) andy75, (13) munchkin13 (p: 2), (14) sugar, (15) dannyrawlins, (16) Mazzi, (17) essexaqua, (18) Rabbit (k: 2), (19) OlePaulsen (p: 3, k: 2), (20) jason1979 (k: 2), (21) zera, (22) PlecoCrazy (k: 4), (23) FFTRIP, (24) snike, (25) jamos, (26) Bjørn, (27) msheresy, who also notes: "Special order(only way I buy from petco)", (28) bristlecave, (29) Cristoffer Forssander, (30) junglejason, (31) camillajakobsen93 (k: 3), who also notes: "Nice size but a little shy", (32) Natey22, (33) evojoey, (34) PlecosAndLoaches, (35) husky_jim, (36) Engel60, (37) adelinoarrais, (38) Rogier.

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Breeding Reports(1) OlePaulsen (b: 10).
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Last Update2017 May 15 23:28 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 09:11)