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Scientific Name Leporacanthicus sp. (L473)   
Common Names L473, Dottyback Vampire Pleco
Rygplettet Sugemalle (Denmark)
Pronunciation lepor ah KAN thi cuss
Etymology Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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Identification All Leporacanthicus spp. have a small backwards facing slightly proud blunt thorn-like plate on top of their heads.
General Remarks This species is reportedly collected from the Rio Atabapo and exported from Colombia. That river is an extreme blackwater habitat and unlikely to support the kind of invertebrates Leporacanthicus feed on. A single specimen of a similar species was recorded from the Rio Ventuari. The origin of this species is unconfirmed.
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Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Atabapo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 22 14:06 (species record created: 2013 Mar 24 19:03)