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Scientific Name Spectracanthicus sp. (L354)   
Common Name L354
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. A key to the genus can be found here.
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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 Has been bred in captivity, the first recorded success being in 2019 by Dutch advanced aquarist, Jacqueline Heijmen Bennett-Leaver. The details can be found in this forum thread. .
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
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There are 16 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
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Last Update 2019 Nov 04 13:45 (species record created: 2006 Feb 27 00:00)