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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Parancistrus sp. (L258)|
|Pronunciation||parr an SIS truss|
|Etymology||(Greek)Para=The side of + (Greek)agkistron=hook.|
|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.|
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)|
|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)|