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  • Spectracanthicus tocantinensis
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Scientific NameSpectracanthicus tocantinensis  Chamon & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2014
Common NamesLDA014
Type LocalityPará, Carreira Comprida, rio Itacaiunas, Tocantins drainage, 5°22’S,49°07’W, Brazil.
EtymologyGenus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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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DistributionRio Tocantins
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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ReferencesNeotropical Ichthyology v. 12 (no. 1), pp 17, Figs. 11c, 13.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Jul 11 02:17 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)