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Scientific Name Spectracanthicus tocantinensis  Chamon & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2014
Common Names LDA014, Plettet Maraba-sugemalle (Denmark)
L086, Spotted Maraba Pleco
Type Locality Pará, Carreira Comprida, rio Itacaiunas, Tocantins drainage, 5°22’S,49°07’W, Brazil.
Etymology Genus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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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Distribution Rio Tocantins
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 12 (no. 1), pp 17, Figs. 11c, 13.
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Last Update 2022 Nov 27 01:31 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)