There are only two described
species in this genera,A.
adonis and A.
Similar lookig toA.
hystrixand given the L code number of 407.These plecos dramatically change colour and
dots from juvenile stage to adults. The adults have
large armour plated scales on their forehead and odontel
growth all over the body.Sexual
Differences: Males are slimmer and have odontodel
growth on all fins, rays and pectorals. Aquarium
Care: One of the larger Loricariids known,
so would need to be kept in exceptionally large aquariums.
Intolerant of other large Loricariids. Diet:
Omnivores and will require large amounts of vegetable
foods, tablet and frozen foods such as shrimps and
L407, Acanthicus sp.
aff. hystrix "Rio Branco"
Brazil, Rio Branco, Boa Vista Roraima, Takutu River.
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