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Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow Pseudolithoxus

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Scientific Name Pseudolithoxus nicoi  (Armbruster & Provenzano, 2000)
Common Name(s)
Type Locality Ri­o Manipitare (Ri­o Siapa drainage), from ca. 5-8 km upstream from confluence with Ri­o Siapa, Depto Ri­o Negro, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Lasiancistrus nicoi
Pronunciation sue doh lith ox uss.
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, lithos = stone + Greek, oxys = sharp. 
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Size 114mm (4.5") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Body charcoal gray to black with white spots and a white band in the caudal fin. Dorsal base length to caudal depth ratio, 3.2-3.5 SL. Lateral line plates 23-25; dorsal plates 6-7; interdorsal plates 5-7; adipose-caudal plates 7-8; folded dorsal fin plates 11-12; and postanal plates 11-12.
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Distribution South America: Upper Negro River basin, including Canal Casiquiare basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro, Casiquiare (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Breeding Unreported.
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References Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters v. 11 (no. 3) 249 Fig. 4
Registered Keepers (1) fishutopia09 (p: 2, k: 4), (2) Martin S, who also notes: "Purchased as Pseudolithoxus sp."Atabapo diamond". Male found dead 30/10/2014, reasons unknown.".

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Last Update 2013 Jan 07 22:31 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 06:27)


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