|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancistrus aguaboensis Fisch-Muller, Mazzoni & Weber, 2001|
|Common Name(s)||L032, Bristlenose Catfish|
|Type Locality||Córrego Agua Boa, trib. of R. Bonito, a left bank trib. of the upper R. Tocantins, 10 km from Minaçú-Campinaçu, 13°35'S, 48°14'W, Minaçú, Goiás, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||an SISS truss|
|Etymology||The name Ancistrus is derived from the Greek word agkistron, meaning hook, in reference to the interopercular odontodes that are hooked. Named for córrego Água Boa in the Upper Tocatins River Basin, Brazil where this species was found.|
|Size||100mm (3.9") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Mature males and sometimes females have soft tentacles (bushy fleshy growths) on the snout - this is unique to the genus Ancistrus.
To date this species is known solely from the photograph taken by Rainer Stawikowski, which evidently shows a female. It was collected from the lower Rio Araguaia, Pará State and Rio Tocantins. The striking feature of the species is the transparent fin membranes of both the dorsal and caudal fins. Pigment is only shown in the fin rays, which are black with white points.
|Sexing||Males have large obvious head tentacles, in females they are either very small or non-existent.|
|Distribution||South America: Brazil: Rio Tocantins
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Temperature||23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show others within this range)|
|Feeding||Ancistrus should be fed mainly on vegetarian foods. Prepared foods include algae wafers and spirulina based sinking food. Vegetables such as courgette/zucchini, and (English) cucumber are an excellent addition to the diet, along with the odd, small amount of more meaty foods.|
|Compatibility||A good complement to most aquariums, they are not aggressive to other species. Males may fight over territory if kept in too small a tank.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Appropriate with most community fish that aren't overly big or aggressive.|
|References||Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters v. 12 (no. 4) 293 Figs. 3-4
Aqualog shows a a hard to identify out-of-water Ancistrus sp. which does not look like L032 because it is not black with white spots. Aqualog also shows L032a which is the African suckermouth Euchilichthys guentheri and not a species of Ancistrus (or even Loricariid) at all. A classic!
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|Breeding Reports||(1) djtonyel (b: 25).|
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|Last Update||2012 Feb 04 23:08 (species record created: 2004 May 10 00:00)|