Cat-eLog Right Loricariidae Right Hypostominae Right Scobinancistrus

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Scientific Name Scobinancistrus sp. (L368)   
Common Names L368, Moon Pleco
Månesugemalle (Denmark)
Etymology (Latin)Scobis=Sawdust + (Greek)agkistron=hook. 
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Size 350mm or 13.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification By having a good look at its teeth, the number of which is extremely reduced, it is safe to say that this species is a member of the genus Scobinancistrus. The Scobinancistrus species known so far are from the southern clear water tributaries of the Amazon in northeastern Brazil.
Sexing Males in good condition have odontodes on rear part of the body and pectoral fins.
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Distribution Rio Tapajos
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 27.0-30.0°C or 80.6-86°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Undemanding of water parameters.
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Feeding Primarily a carnivore, the reduced set of teeth in this fishes mouth don't make much impact on algae etc. Feed chopped mussel, bloodworm and flake food in tablet form.
Breeding Reported. Eggs were found in a very large ceramic spawning cave.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 21 13:18 (species record created: 2001 Apr 29 00:00)