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Scientific NameSpectracanthicus javae   
Common Name
EtymologyGenus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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IdentificationSpectracanthicus 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.
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Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Jan 20 11:11 (species record created: 2018 Jan 20 11:11)