Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow Leptoancistrus

Jump to next section Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific Name Leptoancistrus canensis  (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Cana, Cana, Darien, Panama.
Synonym(s) Ancistrus canensis
Etymology Leptoancistrus: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, agkistron = hook Genus: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, agkistron = hook (Thin Ancistrus).

Named after "Cana" in the type locality.

Jump to next section Species Information
Size 76mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The genus Leptoancistrus is characterized by having one or more very long cheek odontodes, and lacking adipose and anal fins.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Central America: Pacific drainages of eastern Panama and Armila River on the Atlantic slope.
Panama Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Panama Caribbean Rivers, Armila (click on these areas to find other species found there)

Log in to view data on a map.
IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Jump to next section Husbandry Information
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Jump to next section Further Information
Reference Field Museum of Natural History, Publications, Zoölogical Series v. 10 (no. 8), pp 80.
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is no registered keeper.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is no record of this fish being seen.
More on Leptoancistrus canensis
Look up Look up Leptoancistrus canensis on
Look up Fishbase Look up Leptoancistrus canensis on Fishbase
Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.
Hits 6324 hits.
Last Update 2019 Oct 05 03:26 (species record created: 2006 Aug 21 01:51)