this one was on my 4 wheeler running board after I went thru 16 inches of water. This place is a pine plantation with lots of Wetland areas about 3 miles from wacasassa river but no creeks connecting to it that I know of. This appears to be a armored catfish but not a Pleco. I used to bow fish up to 10 years ago and have shot lots of Plecos. Where this one was truly shows how invasive they are.
They are everywhere.
Let's face it....WE are invasive, and wherever we go, stuff follows us.
If the environment suits it, species will become established. Not just here, worldwide.
Bottom line, that fish is NOT what is commonly known as a plecostomus.
But i assume the Pleco is just short for Plecostomus?
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Yes. And both them and the hoplo are armored catfish but completely different species.
I'm not sure what point this weirdo is trying to make but the fish in the OP is a hoplo. Definitely not a pleco, as he claimed.
Getting closer though.