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Scientific Name Spectracanthicus immaculatus  Chamon & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2014
Common Names L269, Non Spot Rodent Pleco
Uplettet Gnaversugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Pará, rio Tapajós, near Itaituba, approximately 4°16’46.56"S, 55°59’5.77"W, Brazil.
Etymology Genus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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Size 130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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.

Similar to L239 and belongs to the same, undescribed, genus.
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Distribution South America: Brazil: Rio Tapajos
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 12 (no. 1), pp 12, Figs. 9-10, 11b.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 19 11:51 (species record created: 2001 Apr 29 00:00)