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Scientific Name Pseudancistrus barbatus  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name Wreath Pleco
Type Locality La Mana River, French Guiana.
Synonym(s) Hypostomus barbatus, Hypostomus guttatus, Plecostomus barbatus, Pseudancistrus guttatus
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, agkistron = hook or barb. "False Ancistrus", meaning that it is like an Ancistrus, but yet not quite. This specific epithet literally means bearded(barbatus=bearded).
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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.
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Distribution South America: Oyapock, Mana, Maroni, Suriname, Corantijn and Essequibo River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Oyapock (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Mana (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Suriname (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters Occurs in rapids where it lives in the rocky anfractuosities in the strong current zones. The length of the male snout bristles might be related with the hierarchic level of the individual within the population.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 506.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 29 02:47 (species record created: 2003 Dec 19 00:00)