L273 Pseudacanthicus sp. Titanic XL

13. October 2014

Titanic was never traded in large numbers and is one of L-numbers in
great demand. We received now three large specimens from Brazil, which
seem to be fully grown. They are 25-30 cm long. One of them is for sure a
male. It can be easily identified by the strong spines and the long
interopercularodontodes (the “whiskers”). The females are also very
spiny – this is why the genus is called the cactus-catfish – and it
seems that they have something in common with the dwarf females in
Tolkien´s “Lord of the Rings”: they are often not recognized as females,
because they have beards like men….

our customers: the fish have code 26480-L 273-8 and 26480-L 273-9 on
our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale
trade. Only three specimens available!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer