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Scientific Name Pseudolithoxus tigris  (Armbruster & Provenzano, 2000)
Common Names L257, Tigerstribet Flyversugemalle (Denmark)
Tigerstriped Plane Pleco
Type Locality Backwater of Río Orinoco behind sand playa ca. 0.5 hr upstream from Isla Temblador, 3°04'N, 66°28'W, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Lasiancistrus tigris
Pronunciation sue doh lith ox uss.
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, lithos = stone + Greek, oxys = sharp. The specific epither, tigris, is in reference to the striped body pattern.
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Size 94mm or 3.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Body and head with numerous black bars. Lateral line plates 23-24; dorsal plates 7-8; interdorsal plates 4-5; adipose-caudal plates 7-8; folded dorsal fin plates 11-12; and postanal plates 11-12.
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Distribution South America: Upper Orinoco and Ventuari River basins in Venezuela.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2021.
Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 11 (no. 3), pp 251, Fig. 5.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 19 11:26 (species record created: 2003 Nov 15 00:00)