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Scientific Name Scobinancistrus raonii  Chaves, Oliveira, Gonçalves, Sousa & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2023
Common Names L082, Opal Spot Pleco
Opalplettet Sugemalle (Denmark), Polka-dot Cigar Pleco
Type Locality Xingu River, about 3.5 km downstream from BR-230, Senador José Porfírio, Pará, Brazil, 03°06'18.90"S, 51°43'28.30"W.
Etymology (Latin)Scobis=Sawdust + (Greek)agkistron=hook. 
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Size 220mm or 8.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males grow larger than females. Males develop a more ''bristled'' appearance that, in certain light, can shine from the light being reflected off the fish. The leading edge of the leading pectoral fin ray also becomes slightly spiny in mature males. Head shape, when view from above is blockier in males and more triangular in females. Females are wider across the midriff.
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Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Reportedly a good algae-eater. User data.
Breeding Has been bred in captivity, but details not very clear, and it is not a common occurrence. Spawning and brood care typical, male guards the eggs in a cave.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 21 (no. 3), pp 4, Figs. 1-3, 5.
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Last Update 2024 Feb 09 08:04 (species record created: 2001 Apr 29 00:00)