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|Scientific Name||Hypancistrus furunculus Armbruster, Lujan & Taphorn, 2007|
|Type Locality||Cucue Amerindian village on Río Orinoco, 60 kilometers east of San Juan de Atabapo, 3°58'26''N, 67°09'30''W, Amazonas, Venezuela.|
|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. Furunculus is Latin for a petty thief or pilferer, and is in reference to the dark band between the eyes that is similar to a bandit?s mask.|
|Size||120mm (4.7") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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||Upper Orinoco, along the border area between Brazil and Venezuela.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Temperature||23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show others within this range)|
|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.|
|Breeding||Cave breeder, as per other Hypancistrus species.|
|References||Aqualog shows as different fish which looks like L201.
Copeia 2007(1) 62-79
|Registered Keepers||(1) gimmeplec5 (k: 2), (2) Bengt F (k: 12), (3) alga (k: 7), (4) arndogg (k: 2), who also notes: "m/f, slowly acclimating to my river tank, with L200 and tetras. feeding krill at night, but I haven't seen l199 actually eat it.", (5) nettaigyo, (6) johanlidman, (7) Lutt (k: 2), (8) henryrus, (9) Matien (k: 62), (10) NHL (k: 15), (11) kerryteatsjr (k: 3), (12) diggerfreek, (13) pureplecs (k: 7), (14) thegeeman, (15) Hypancistrus Ben, (16) michele, (17) Greg Curtis, (18) Raz (p: 2, k: 2), (19) claro, (20) Bjørn, (21) oxdeleon, (22) leej24 (k: 4), (23) drpleco (k: 6), (24) robt18, (25) robert521 (k: 3), who also notes: "Uncle Neds", (26) FCS, (27) jac (k: 5), who also notes: "WC adults.
First fry 13 oktober '10.", (28) prairiefire (k: 15), (29) ChanggyChinggy, (30) Little-AL, (31) PlecoCrazy (k: 8), (32) bcmitchell, (33) wobbler (k: 6), (34) rayfong, (35) ColumbianChocolate (k: 2), (36) Raina, (37) TerryCherry, (38) plecomanpat, (39) hankinswood, (40) ecelma, (41) avga, (42) jeroensten, (43) retroculus, (44) ltaylor88, (45) macks (k: 2), (46) Nabobmob1 (k: 6), (47) jimpa, (48) AleGer (k: 2), (49) Shawnc, (50) Sanplec (k: 3), (51) marsbar, (52) Plecmadmike (p: 2, k: 21), (53) sem87, (54) DBam, (55) Zulan, (56) rodney, (57) Andrewjw, (58) Krissy (p: 2).
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|Last Update||2013 Mar 11 09:09 (species record created: 2001 Apr 19 00:00)|
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