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Jump to next section Summary of Hemiancistrus
Etymology Greek, hemi = the half. While the Greek, agkistron = hook, is thought to be the root of the term ancistrus, hemiancistrus can be taken to mean that these species have a part (not exactly HALF) of the features of the genus Ancistrus, but not ALL of the features.
Size Smallest 74mm, largest 340mm, average 175mm, most commonly 190mm. All SL.
Species There are 18 "species" in the database
Keepers 5 species (27%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Hemiancistrus sp. (L128) (49.93%)
2. Hemiancistrus subviridis (39.09%)
3. Hemiancistrus guahiborum (10.31%)
4. Hemiancistrus medians (0.4%)
5. Hemiancistrus sp. (L476) (0.27%)
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