All FishesLoricariidaeHypostominaeSpectracanthicus

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Scientific NameSpectracanthicus javae  Chamon, Pereira, Mendonça & Akama, 2018
Common Name
Type LocalityRio Javaés, Ilha do Bananal, Pedral da Sambaíba, Pium, Tocantins, Brazil, 10° 00' 01"S, 50° 01'29"W.
EtymologyGenus: Latin, spectrum = look, apparition + Greek, akantha = thorn. 
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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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ReferencesJournal of Fish Biology v. 92 (no. 2), pp [3], Figs. 1-4.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Apr 25 08:37 (species record created: 2018 Jan 20 11:11)