|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Lasiancistrus saetiger Armbruster, J, 2005|
|Type Locality||Brazil, Pará, rio Guamá near Ourém, 1°34'07''S, 47°10'08''W (purchased from an aquarium dealer and the coordinates are for his house on the edge of the river).|
|Pronunciation||LASS ee an SISS truss|
|Etymology||Greek, lasios, -a, -on = hairy + Greek, agkistron = hook This specific epithet literally means bristle bearing (saetiger=bristle bearing) and refers to the odontodes present in this species.|
|Size||130mm or 5.1" 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.
Imported and sold for a long time as Lasiancistrus scolymus, this fish became an l-number when that identification was proven incorrect, this lasted for only a relatively short time until the fish was described at the end of 2005.
|Sexing||Snout of nuptial males almost square (vs. rounded in females and juveniles). Adult males of most species (except Lasiancistrus tentaculatus) with whisker-like odontodes at anterolateral corner of snout; males of L. tentaculatus have tentacules instead of whisker-like odontodes along anterior margin of snout. Nuptial males have tentacules longer than their associated odontodes on the pectoral-fin spine.|
|Distribution||Lasiancistrus saetiger is known from a single collection of fishes from the rio Guamá, a tributary of the rio Capim, a drainage that enters the Atlantic just southeast of the mouth of the Amazon.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Capim, Guamá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.3 no.4 Porto Alegre Oct./Dec. 2005|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 24 11:36 (species record created: 2005 Jul 18 00:00)|