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Scientific Name Dolichancistrus cobrensis  (Schultz, 1944)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Cobre, trib. to Río Quinta, below La Grita, Catatumbo system, Maracaibo basin, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Pseudancistrus pediculatus cobrensis
Pronunciation dolly can SISS truss
Etymology Greek, dolichos = long + Greek, agkistron = hook - meaning "Long Ancistrus". 
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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).
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Distribution South America: Catatumbo River basin in Lake Maracaibo drainage.
Lake Maracaibo, Catatumbo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172), pp 299, Pl. 9 (figs. A-B).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 03 12:01 (species record created: 2006 Dec 07 03:43)