Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Cope, 1874)
Pterygoplichthys scrophus
photo by Cannon, K.

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypostominae
Max. size:  27.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  South America: MaraƱon and Ucayali River basins.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 4-4
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 April 2014 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.07.99
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.03.08
Checked by: Weber, Claude - 30.10.01

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