|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Spectracanthicus sp. (L354)|
|Etymology||Genus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn.|
|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.|
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||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.|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not .
There are 17 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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|Spotters||Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There are 16 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
|More on Spectracanthicus sp. (L354)|
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|Last Update||2019 Nov 04 13:45 (species record created: 2006 Feb 27 00:00)|