|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Spectracanthicus sp. (L391)|
|Common Names||L391, Starry Sky Pleco
|Etymology||Genus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn.|
|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.|
|Distribution||Brazil, state of Pará, Upper Rio Curuá near Salto Curuá approx. 75 km north of Cachimbo on road 163.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Iriri, Curuá (Iriri), Upper Curuá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 05 08:35 (species record created: 2006 Dec 27 09:37)|