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Scientific NameSpectracanthicus sp. (L030)   
Common Name(s)L030
EtymologyGenus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationSpectracanthicus 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.

Note that the original publication of L030 pictures in DATZ comprises of more than one species which may even be of different genera.
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DistributionSouth America: Brazil: Rio Xingu
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature25.0-30.0°C or 77-86°F (Show species within this range)
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Registered Keepers(1) plecoready, (2) Micki, (3) mzavori, (4) storch31, (5) andyj, (6) Loracidlover, (7) ayshea, (8) pureplecs, (9) tongwk, (10) Hobby, (11) andy75, (12) munchkin13, (13) sugar, (14) dannyrawlins, (15) Mazzi, (16) essexaqua, (17) Rabbit (k: 2), (18) OlePaulsen (p: 2, k: 2), (19) jason1979 (k: 2), (20) zera, (21) PlecoCrazy (k: 4), (22) snike, (23) jamos, (24) Bjørn, (25) msheresy, who also notes: "Special order(only way I buy from petco)", (26) Cristoffer Forssander, (27) junglejason, (28) camillajakobsen93 (k: 3), who also notes: "Nice size but a little shy", (29) evojoey, (30) PlecosAndLoaches, (31) adelinoarrais, (32) Rogier.

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Breeding Reports(1) Cristoffer Forssander (b: 50), (2) PlecoCrazy (b: 45).
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Last Update2014 Apr 02 07:16 (species record created: 2006 Jan 02 00:00)