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Scientific Name Parancistrus sp. (L258)   
Common Name L258
Pronunciation parr an SIS truss
Etymology (Greek)Para=The side of + (Greek)agkistron=hook. 
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Size 250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Parancistrus is distinguished by having a membranous connection between the dorsal and adipose fins, a large gill opening, and its cephalic and body scutes are not keeled. Additionally, nuptial males have fleshy folds along the dorsal-fin base. Other genera with a membrane connecting the dorsal and adipose fins include Baryancistrus, Oligancistrus, and Spectracanthicus. Parancistrus differs from these genera by the large gill openings.
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Distribution Rio Iriri
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Iriri (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 24.0-29.0°C or 75.2-84.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2006 Dec 11 05:49 (species record created: 2006 Dec 11 05:49)