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Scientific Name Ancistrus yanesha  Neuhaus, Meza-Vargas, Herrera & Lujan, 2023
Common Names L267, Pyjama Bristlenose
Stribet Antennesugemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Caño Pichanas, tributary of Palcazú River, Pachitea and Ucayali River drainages, Amazon River basin, town of San Pedro de Pichanas, Villa Rica district, Oxapampa Province, Peru, 10°29'12.84"S, 75°2'5.34" W.
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. 
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Size 120mm or 4.7" 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.

This species has dark fins and a network head pattern giving way to regular stripeds along the flanks of the fish. Overall the colouration is reminiscent of adult male Corydoras napoensis.
Sexing Typical for the genus with males possessing the so-called ''bushy nose''. Females also may have much smaller growths on the head but to a much lesser extent.
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Distribution Peru: Rio Pozuzo
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Pozuzo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Pachitea (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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. User data.
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.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of Fish Biology Early view, pp 2, Figs. 1-3.
Registered Keepers There are 9 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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Last Update 2024 Mar 31 03:35 (species record created: 2003 May 11 00:00)