Help me identifying my (L333?) plecos

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Help me identifying my (L333?) plecos

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Edit: I would also like to know (if possible at all) the sex of my alleged L333 plecos!

I bought 4 plecos, which were supposed to be L333. When I got them, I saw one that was definitely a L333, two that might be a L333 but has white stripes and not yellowish, and one that is probably not a L333. I'll attach the photos of all 3.


Another story is that i friend of mine who owns a local store got a pleco mixed in a batch of paraotocinclus. He couldn't identify the species and he gave it to me so that I would keep it and grow it out to maybe make it easier to identify it. I'll also attach a photo oh him in this post.



Can anyone help me with the correct identification of all those plecos?

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Hello Gcalberto,

Welcome to PlanetCatfish! As for your L333, I suspect only one might be L333, but I'm not sure what the others are. As for the odd pleco that came in with the Parotocinclus, I see so much going on there that should easily lead to an ID, but I can't pin it down. I'm thinking this is in the genus Hypostomus, but there are so many species I cannot narrow it down. Sorry.

@acanthicus, your thoughts on the L333 imposters and the odd fish?

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My first thought on the the odd one might be that it's one of the southern Brazilian Hemiancistrus. It doesn't have the longer lower caudal fin of Squaliforma, nor does it appear to be flat enough for Aphanotorulus [sensu lato] but that could be camera angle - the "pale chin line" looks right.

Would be interested to hear Daniel's view.

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Thank you for the answers! Seems like I really was in way over my head when I tried to identify them

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Anyone else maybe able to shed a light on the specific species / L number of my plecos?

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Got another pic from one of the plecos that look like L333s, but have white stripes instead of light yellow
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L333 can have either yellow or white stripes
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