Acanthicus hystrix

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Acanthicus hystrix
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Genus: Acanthicus
Species: A. hystrix
Binomial name
Acanthicus hystrix
Agassiz, 1829

Acanthicus hystrix, is a species of armored catfish native to the Amazon, Tocantins-Araguaia and Orinoco River basins. This species grows to 73 cm (29 in) in SL.[1]


  1. ^ Chamon, C.C. (2016): Redescription of Acanthicus hystrix Agassiz, 1829 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), with comments on the systematics and distribution of the genus. Zootaxa, 4088 (3): 395–408.