Spectracanthicus zuanoni

Spectracanthicus zuanoni
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Genus: Spectracanthicus
S. zuanoni
Binomial name
Spectracanthicus zuanoni
Chamon & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2014

Spectracanthicus zuanoni[1] is a species of catfish in the family Loricariidae. It is native to South America, where it occurs in the Xingu River basin in the state of Pará in Brazil. It is usually found in areas up to 2 m (7 ft) deep with strong currents and rocky substrates, where it is often seen hiding beneath rocks. It is known to occur individually or in groups of three, with juveniles being found alongside other loricariid species, such as Ancistrus ranunculus, Baryancistrus xanthellus, Hopliancistrus tricornis, Parancistrus nudiventris, Peckoltia vittata, and its congener Spectracanthicus punctatissimus.[2]

S. zuanoni is nocturnal, feeding actively on algae and periphyton at night. It reaches 12.9 cm (5.1 inches) SL, and its specific epithet, zuanoni, refers to Jansen Zuanon, the first ichthyologist to collect the species.[2] S. zuanoni appears in the aquarium trade, where it is usually referred to either as the acari bola branca or by its associated L-number, which is L-020.[3]


  1. ^ "Taxonomy browser (Spectracanthicus zuanoni)". www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2022-08-13.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2022). "Spectracanthicus zuanoni". FishBase.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Spectracanthicus zuanoni • Loricariidae • Cat-eLog". www.planetcatfish.com. Retrieved 2022-08-13.
Taxon identifiers
  • Wikidata: Q21325281
  • Wikispecies: Spectracanthicus zuanoni
  • CoL: 6Z8SY
  • EoL: 43488791
  • FishBase: 67309
  • GBIF: 7658518
  • iNaturalist: 616910
  • NCBI: 1633199
  • WoRMS: 1384805