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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.

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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.
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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)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Field Museum of Natural History, Publications, Zoölogical Series v. 10 (no. 8), pp 80.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 05 03:26 (species record created: 2006 Aug 21 01:51)