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Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (Sailfin pleco; Leopard pleco)

Synonyms: Ancistrus gibbiceps; Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps; Liposarcus altipinnis
Language: Danish; Finnish; German; Mandarin Chinese; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps is a species of armored catfish native to Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela where it is found in the Orinoco and Amazon basins.P. gibbiceps shows all the characteristic features of its genus—a large dorsal fin with more than nine rays, prominent nasal flares and a prominent hump or crest anterior to the dorsal fin as well as a substantial base to the dorsal fin.
View Wikipedia Record: Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps

Invasive Species

Gonipterus scutellatus, or the eucalyptus snout beetle, is native to Australia. It is specific to Eucalyptus species, and G. scutellatus is considered to be one of the major defoliators of Eucalyptus spp. worldwide. It causes damage to eucalyptus in both larval and adult stages, in particular to the young leaves and repeated defoliation by G. scutellatus can lead to tree death. However, the egg parasitoid Anaphes nitens has been introduced as a successful biological control agent in several countries.
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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Acquario di Genova
Artis Zoo
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Copenhagen Zoo
Ecodrome CV
Flamingo Land LTD
Henry Vilas Zoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Oregon Zoo
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Prospect Park Zoo
Randers Regnskov
Riga Zoo
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Rotterdam Zoo
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Tallinn Zoo
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Wingham Wildlife Park
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoological Society of London
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna

Distribution

Amazon; America, South - Inland waters; Bolivia; Brazil; Ecuador; Madeira; Negro; Neotropical; Orinoco; Peru; South America: Middle and upper Amazon and Orinoco basins.; Venezuela;

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