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  • Spectracanthicus sp. (L363)
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Scientific Name Spectracanthicus sp. (L363)   
Common Name L363
Etymology Genus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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Size 130mm or 5.1" 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 Middle Rio Jamanxim
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós, Jamanxim (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2014 Apr 01 17:03 (species record created: 2006 Jul 31 00:00)