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  • Spectracanthicus sp. (L175)
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Scientific NameSpectracanthicus sp. (L175)   
Common NameL175
EtymologyGenus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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Size 120mm or 4.7" 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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DistributionBrazil: Rio Xingu
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature26.0-29.0°C or 78.8-84.2°F (Show species within this range)
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BreedingUnreported.
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Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2014 Apr 02 07:25 (species record created: 2006 Jul 31 00:00)