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Scientific Name Spectracanthicus sp. (LDA048)   
Common Name LDA048
Etymology Genus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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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 Probably Rio Tapajós.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2014 Apr 01 20:42 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 01:01)