|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.|
|Registered Keepers||There is no registered keeper.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 05 08:35 (species record created: 2006 Dec 27 09:37)|