|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hypancistrus sp. (L410)|
|Pronunciation||hype an siss truss|
|Etymology||A contraction of the Greek hypo (meaning less than) and ancistrus, an allusion to the reduced number of teeth (particularly in the lower jaw) found in this genus.|
|Identification||A medium width scribble pattern of white on a black base.
Steep front of head.
Deeply emarginate (forked) and caudal fin.
|Sexing||Mature males have thicker first pectoral ray, more pronounced odontodes on the first pectoral fin ray and odontodes on the rear of the body, and typically a wider head. Mature females are wider around the middle of the body, and much less noticeable body and fin odontodes.|
|Distribution||Rio Jari above the falls at San Antonio.
Amazon, Jari (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Feeding||Unlike the popular opinion of many other loricariids, Hypancistrus are more carnivores than algae eaters. This is backed up by a small and lightly toothed mouth that indicates they are poor algae scrapers. Provide small and frequent supply of mainly meaty foods such as dry discus food, bloodworm and even brineshrimp with the infrequent offering of flake or algae tablets.|
|Compatibility||Suitable with most fish, as long as they are not too large or territorial about bottom-space.|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Plecmadmike (k: 11).
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|Last Update||2011 Jan 20 06:54 (species record created: 2008 Nov 23 00:15)|