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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Tribe: Ancistrini
Genus: Scobinancistrus
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989
Type species
Scobinancistrus pariolispos
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989

Scobinancistrus is a genus of armored catfishes native to the southeastern Amazon (Tocantins, Xingu, Tapajós basins) in Brazil.[1][2] They are black with numerous white to orange spots, and the fins can have broad reddish-orange edging.[2] They reach up to 27–29 cm (10.6–11.4 in) in length.[1]


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). Species of Scobinancistrus in FishBase. October 2017 version.
  2. ^ a b van der Sleen, P.; and J.S. Albert, eds. (2017). Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas. Princeton University Press. p. 285. ISBN 978-0691170749.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)