Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow Spectracanthicus

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Scientific Name Spectracanthicus immaculatus  Chamon & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2014
Common Name L269
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.

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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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 2019 Sep 14 07:47 (species record created: 2001 Apr 29 00:00)