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Scientific Name Scobinancistrus pariolispos  Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989
Common Name Golden Cloud Pleco
Type Locality Rio Tocantins, Jatobal, Pará State, Brazil.
Etymology (Latin)Scobis=Sawdust + (Greek)agkistron=hook. 
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Size 241mm or 9.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males grow larger than females. Males develop a more ''bristled'' appearance that, in certain light, can shine from the light being reflected off the fish. The leading edge of the leading pectoral fin ray also becomes slightly spiny in mature males. Head shape, when view from above is blockier in males and more triangular in females. Females are wider across the midriff.
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Distribution Tocantins and Tapajós River basins, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Sinking pellets and frozen bloodworm are ideal although all prepared foods that reach the bottom are accepted. Larger individuals will tackle whole king prawns and mussels with relish. Will eat garden snails and the first breeder of this genus feed their fishes meat and veg in the form of pumpkin. An omnivore that will eat most things and shares with the wood-eating plecos the unusual habit of eating the skin of vegetables before the flesh.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References DATZ v. 42 (no. 9), pp542, Figs. 1-4.
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Last Update 2013 Jul 24 11:29 (species record created: 2013 Jan 28 13:12)