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Scobinancistrus sp. (L368)

Image contributors to this species:

Vitor Hugo Quaresma (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

This species is sometimes sold erroneously in the shops as L133. The Scobinancistrus genera have an unusual dentition. They have 3 to 4 teeth in each half of the upper jaw and the same in the lower jaw. Similar to Scobinancistrus pariolispos and may be a variant of this species. Aquarium Care: This fish is an ideal addition to a large 5ft. or over aquarium containing such fish as South American cichlids, discus and angelfish, just as long as the other occupants are not too aggressive and can withstand the higher water temperatures, but they will get noticeably territorial as they mature. Sexual Diffences: The males have a broader head and longer bristles on the pectoral fin spines. Diet: Readily accepts a mixed and varied diet which includes sinking foods such as catfish pellets, frozen bloodworm and any other good quality foods which sink to the substrate. These catfish also have a preference to feed upon meatier foods such as dead fish, mussels and prawns.

Common Name:







Brazil: Pará, Rio Tapajós (Pimental-Jacaréacanga)


35cm. (14ins)


24-30°c (75-87°f.)




All L-Numbers Datz Special. www.datze.de
Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p



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