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Scientific Name Leporacanthicus sp. (L473)   
Common Names L473, Dottyback Vampire Pleco
Pronunciation lepor ah KAN thi cuss
Etymology Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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Identification All Leporacanthicus spp. have a small backwards facing slightly proud blunt thorn-like plate on top of their heads.
General Remarks This species is reportedly collected from the Rio Atabapo and exported from Colombia. That river is an extreme blackwater habitat and unlikely to support the kind of invertebrates Leporacanthicus feed on. A single specimen of a similar species was recorded from the Rio Ventuari. The origin of this species is unconfirmed.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:49 (species record created: 2013 Mar 24 19:03)