Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (Kner, 1854)
Leopard pleco
Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
photo by Ros, W.

Family:  Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Hypostominae
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  South America: Middle and upper Amazon and Orinoco basins.
Biology:  Nocturnal; feeds on algae (Ref. 13371).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 November 2020 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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