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Mass Merge of Various Pleco Articles into Loricariidae
Several users (including me) are thinking about merging several (< 11 total) tiny articles regarding pleco species into this article. At the most, this would include a little list of notable species because the individual articles more or less all say the same thing.
Any insight before the merge is done would be appreciated, however please comment on Talk:Plecostomus#Loricariid instead of here due so all the comments from other articles are kept in a central location. Keithieopia (talk) 15:52, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
Identification on this page...
The pictures of the fish identifies as Hypostomus plecostomus, and whilst it is POSSIBLE that the one sucking on the glass is correctly identified, I'm pretty certain neither is a Hypostomus. I think it is Pterygoplichthys pardalis - in the the case of the fish on the substrate, it has more than 8 dorsal rays, and combined with its pattern it can only be a Pterygoplicthys. The one sucking onthe glass is harder to say for sure, but here's my thouthgs: the fish is long/thin, where Hypostomus are a bit "stubbier", and the pattern on the belly of Hypostomus is more small spotted on a slightly darker base, rather than dark gray on a nearly white base.