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Scientific Name Spectracanthicus javae  Chamon, Pereira, Mendonça & Akama, 2018
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Type Locality Rio Javaés, Ilha do Bananal, Pedral da Sambaíba, Pium, Tocantins, Brazil, 10° 00' 01"S, 50° 01'29"W.
Etymology Genus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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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.
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Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Javaés (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of Fish Biology v. 92 (no. 2), pp [3], Figs. 1-4.
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Last Update 2018 Apr 25 08:37 (species record created: 2018 Jan 20 11:11)