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  • Parancistrus sp. (LDA046)
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Scientific Name Parancistrus sp. (LDA046)   
Common Names LDA046
LDA046
Pronunciation parr an SIS truss
Etymology (Greek)Para=The side of + (Greek)agkistron=hook. 
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Parancistrus is distinguished by having a membranous connection between the dorsal and adipose fins, a large gill opening, and its cephalic and body scutes are not keeled. Additionally, nuptial males have fleshy folds along the dorsal-fin base. Other genera with a membrane connecting the dorsal and adipose fins include Baryancistrus, Oligancistrus, and Spectracanthicus. Parancistrus differs from these genera by the large gill openings.

Belly covered with small scales. Head completely round when viewed from above.
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Distribution Imported from Brazil.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Scraml, E. and F. Schaefer. 2004. Loricariidae: All L numbers. Aqualog. 271 pp. Das Aquarium October 1998
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Last Update 2010 Jul 29 09:40 (species record created: 2005 Sep 11 00:00)