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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Ancistrinae
Genus: Acanthicus

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2 species (see list below)

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South America
Max. Length 20.6 cm SL
Acanthicus adonis Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1988

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Acanthicus adonis
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South America
Max. Length 53 cm SL
Acanthicus hystrix Spix & Agassiz, 1829

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Acanthicus hystrix
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2 Species of Family Loricariidae with Genus Acanthicus
(Armored catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1988 Acanthicus adonis South America 20.6 SL
1829 Acanthicus hystrix South America 53 SL



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