Pleco - Black with cream spots #1

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Pleco - Black with cream spots #1

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Hello
I know nothing about where this guy comes from.
About 10 cm long. Might it be Pseudacanthicus?
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Hi paratilapia,

Based on the triangular bone spur on the back of the head, I suspect this is Leporacanthicus, not Pseudacanthicus. But these genera are not my focus, so I might be incorrect.

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I agree, furthermore I'd go with L240 as the ID due to the darker markings on the distal edges of the fins.

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Thank you both very much!

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