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Scientific Name Pseudancistrus depressus  (Günther, 1868)
Common Name
Type Locality Probably Suriname.
Etymology Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, agkistron = hook or barb. "False Ancistrus", meaning that it is like an Ancistrus, but yet not quite. 
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Pseudancistrus is the only genus of the Ancistrini (former Ancistrinae) that lacks evertible cheek plates. Because of this characteristic, it has at times been placed in the Hypostominae.
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Distribution Upper Rio Orinoco.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 1 (no. 6) (art. 56), pp 476.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 12 12:35 (species record created: 2006 Aug 03 00:00)