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Jump to next section Summary of Dolichancistrus
Pronounced dolly can SISS truss
Etymology Greek, dolichos = long + Greek, agkistron = hook - meaning "Long Ancistrus".
Identification Dolichancistrus is similar to Leptoancistrus, Cordylancistrus and Chaetostoma. Dolichancistrus is differentiated from Leptoancistrus by the presence of the adipose and anal fins (vs. their absence); from Cordylancistrus and Chaetostoma by the presence of pectoral-fin spines in mature males longer than those in adult females and immatures of both sexes (vs. the pectoral spines of equal length in both sexes); and from most species of Chaetostoma in having a plated snout (vs. naked). Dolichancistrus differs from Chaetostoma platyrhynchus in having the hyperthrophied cheek odontodes evertible to more than 90º (vs. evertible only to approximately 30-40º) and in bearing hyperthrophied cheek odontodes that are distally recurved (vs. odontodes straight along their entire length).
Breeding Unreported.
Size Smallest 80mm, largest 170mm, average 115mm, most commonly 82mm. All SL.
Species There are 5 "species" in the database
Keepers 1 species (20%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Dolichancistrus fuesslii (100%)

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