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Scientific Name Spectracanthicus sp. (L315)   
Common Name
Etymology Genus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" 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.
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Distribution Rio Xingu at Altamira
Temperature 25.0-30.0°C or 77-86°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 2017 May 15 22:41 (species record created: 2006 Feb 27 00:00)