|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Lasiancistrus caucanus Eigenmann, 1912|
|Type Locality||Cartago, the Cauca, Colombia.|
|Pronunciation||LASS ee an SISS truss|
|Etymology||Greek, lasios, -a, -on = hairy + Greek, agkistron = hook Named after the river which it's native to.|
|Size||160mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Adult Lasiancistrus can be separated from all other loricariids by the presence of whisker-like odontodes on the cheeks. In addition, they have evertible cheek odontodes; three rows of plates on the caudal peduncle; and a modified, bar-shaped opercle. The caudal fin is slightly emarginate to forked, with the lower lobe longer than upper. Nuptial males have tentacules on the pectoral-fin spines longer than their associated odontodes; and transluscent tentacules on the snout that have odontodes associated with them. Nuptial males lack hypertrophied odontodes on top of the head and lack long, bristle-like odontodes on the leading edge of the pectoral-fin spine.|
|Sexing||Per Armbruster, nuptial males with whiskerlike odontodes at the anterolateral corner of the snout, else as in genus description.|
|General Remarks||CLOFFSCA lists 17.5cm TL.|
|Distribution||Lasiancistrus caucanus has a trans-Andean distribution in the ríos Magdalena, Atrato, San Juan, Tuyra, and Bayano drainages of Colombia and Panamá.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena, Cauca (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Atrato (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Pacific Rivers, San Juan (Colombia) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Panama Pacific Rivers, Tuira (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Panama Pacific Rivers, Chepo, Bayano (Upper Chepo) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ind. Univ. StudiesNo. 16 [sic No. 8] - pp11|
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|Last Update||2011 Sep 22 13:11 (species record created: 2004 Nov 11 00:00)|