All FishesLoricariidaeHypostominaeParancistrus

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Scientific Name Parancistrus sp. (LDA046)   
Common Names LDA046, Wormline Chubby Pleco
LDA046, Ormestribet Sugemalle (Denmark)
Pronunciation parr an SIS truss
Etymology (Greek)Para=The side of + (Greek)agkistron=hook. 
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Size 190mm or 7.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Parancistrus is distinguished by having a membranous connection between the dorsal and adipose fins, a large gill opening, and its cephalic and body scutes are not keeled. Additionally, nuptial males have fleshy folds along the dorsal-fin base. Other genera with a membrane connecting the dorsal and adipose fins include Baryancistrus, Oligancistrus, and Spectracanthicus. Parancistrus differs from these genera by the large gill openings.

Belly covered with small scales. Head completely round when viewed from above. This species has a contrasting worm pattern on the body and dots on the head.
General Remarks Early sources suggested LDA046 was the juvenile form of P. aurantiacus, but this has proven incorrect. LDA046's patterning becomes increasingly intense with larger individuals contrary to many loricariids where it is the other way round especially in males.
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Distribution Originally imported from Brazil and known to occur in at least the Rio Araguaia.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Scraml, E. and F. Schaefer. 2004. Loricariidae: All L numbers. Aqualog. 271 pp. Das Aquarium October 1998.
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Last Update 2022 Nov 03 09:39 (species record created: 2005 Sep 11 00:00)