|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Spectracanthicus sp. (L175)|
|Common Names||L175, Mechanic Pleco |
|Etymology||Genus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn.|
|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. A key to the genus can be found here.|
|Distribution||Brazil: Rio Xingu |
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||26.0-29.0°C or 78.8-84.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Registered Keepers||There is no registered keeper.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 19 09:35 (species record created: 2006 Jul 31 00:00)|