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  • Leopard pleco

    Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps

    Closest relatives Catfish family, harness catfish
    Habitat Large rivers such as the Amazon and the Orinoko
    Behaviour twilight and nocturnal activity in small shoals
    Diet Algae, young plants, wood and carrion
    Body length up to 50 cm
    Spawn approximately 120 eggs, guarded by the male
    Use fishkeeping
    Current status unknown


    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList