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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Scobinancistrus sp. (L133)|
|Etymology||(Latin)Scobis=Sawdust + (Greek)agkistron=hook.|
|Size||300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The fish often sold as L133 is more likely to be L368.|
|Sexing||Males grow larger than females. Males develop a more ''bristled'' appearance that, in certain light, can shine from the light being reflected off the fish. The leading edge of the leading pectoral fin ray also becomes slightly spiny in mature males. Head shape, when view from above is blockier in males and more triangular in females. Females are wider across the midriff.|
|Distribution||South America: Brazil: Rio Cupari
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós, Lower Tapajós, Cupari (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||Sinking pellets and frozen bloodworm are ideal although all prepared foods that reach the bottom are accepted. Larger individuals will tackle whole king prawns and mussels with relish. Will eat garden snails and the first breeder of this genus feed their fishes meat and veg in the form of pumpkin. An omnivore that will eat most things and shares with the wood-eating plecos the unusual habit of eating the skin of vegetables before the flesh.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2006 Dec 10 08:54 (species record created: 2006 Dec 10 08:54)|