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Jump to next section Summary of Pseudancistrus
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, agkistron = hook or barb. "False Ancistrus", meaning that it is like an Ancistrus, but yet not quite.
Identification Pseudancistrus is the only genus of the Ancistrini (former Ancistrinae) that lacks evertible cheek plates. Because of this characteristic, it has at times been placed in the Hypostominae.
Size Smallest 76mm, largest 250mm, average 166mm, most commonly 200mm. All SL.
Species There are 24 "species" in the database
Keepers 11 species (45%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Pseudancistrus asurini (25%)
2. Pseudancistrus sp. (L259) (20%)
3. Pseudancistrus sp. (L122) (17.5%)
4. Pseudancistrus sp. (L056) (12.5%)
5. Pseudancistrus sp. (1) (10%)
6. Pseudancistrus sp. (L440) (2.5%)
7. Pseudancistrus kwinti (2.5%)
8. Pseudancistrus sidereus (2.5%)
9. Pseudancistrus zawadzkii (2.5%)
10. Pseudancistrus barbatus (2.5%)
11. Pseudancistrus nigrescens (2.5%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Pseudancistrus species


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