Acanthicus hystrix

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Acanthicus hystrix
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Subfamily: Ancistrinae
Tribe: Ancistrini
Genus: Acanthicus
Species: A. hystrix
Binomial name
Acanthicus hystrix
Spix & Agassiz, 1829[1]

Acanthicus hystrix is a species of armored catfish native to the Amazon Basin of Brazil and Peru. This species grows to 73 cm (29 in) in SL.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Acanthicus hystrix" in FishBase. December 2011 version.