The Acanthicus  Group
Acanthicus Agassiz 1829, Leporacanthicus Isbrücker and Nijssen, 1989, Megalancistrus Isbrücker 1980, and Pseudacanthicus Bleeker 1862

Acanthicus hystrix, Photo by J.W. Armbruster

Leporacanthicus triactis, Photo by M.H. Sabaj

Megalancistrus aculeatus, Photo by J.W. Armbruster

Pseudacanthicus leopardus, Photo by M.H. Sabaj

TAXA LIST


The genera Acanthicus, Pseudacanthicus, Megalancistrus, and Leporacanthicus are closely related and very similar in appearance.  All are large fishes with well developed odontodes forming keels on the lateral plates and 8 or more dorsal-fin rays. Click on the links above or below to get to the individual pages for the genera.


SPECIES

Acancthicus

Leporacanthicus

Megalancistrus

Pseudacanthicus


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