|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hopliancistrus xikrin Oliveira, Zuanon, Rapp Py-Daniel, Birindelli & Sousa, 2021|
|Common Names||LDA015, Greyspotted Hook Pleco |
L171, Gråplettet Krogsugemalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Rio Bacajá, ca. 2 km upstream from confluence with Rio Xingu, Rio Xingu basin, Altamira, Pará, Brazil, 3°31'10"S, 51°42'35"W.|
|Etymology||(Greek)Hoplon=Weapon + (Greek)agkistron=hook.|
|Size||150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||A key to the genus Hopliancistrus can be found here.
Male Hopliancistrus develop very stout recurved odontodes at the corners of the snout. The presence of three stout, strongly recurved odontodes in the cheek mass putatively separate Hopliancistrus from all other Ancistrini; however, the actual number of hypertrophied cheek odontodes is 1-16, with 1-5 of those being stout and recurved. The only other ancistrin that develops hypertrophied odontodes just in the corners of the snout is Lasiancistrus, but Lasiancistrus have the odontodes very thin, like long whiskers; also, Lasiancistrus has three rows of plates on the caudal peduncle vs. five in Hopliancistrus. (Adapted from Armbruster).
|Distribution||Rio Iriri |
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Iriri (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||PLoS ONE v. 16 (no. 1): e0244894, pp 24, Figs. 5D, 7D-E, 13.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 19 09:25 (species record created: 2006 Aug 02 00:00)|