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Scientific NameAncistrini sp. (L172)   
Common NameL172
Pronunciationan SISS tree nee
EtymologyThe ancistrini is a tribe of the subfamily hypostominae. At one time it was a subfamily, ancistrinae, but currently sits a little lower in the scheme of things. It's used here mostly for l-numbers that can't be placed into a currently valid genus. They may, for example, exhibit traits that places it halfway between two established genera or have features common to two genera that were previously thought to be unique. 
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationA very rare species, if you see a similar fish labeled as L172 for sale, they are virtually always L048.
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DistributionXingu River near Belo Monte.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Registered Keepers(1) Brotox (p: 4), (2) michele, (3) fuzzytigerbird, (4) ChanggyChinggy, (5) FFTRIP, (6) seriouslycichlids, (7) Loc.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2013 Jan 06 17:00 (species record created: 2006 Aug 03 00:00)