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  • Ancistrini sp. (L068)
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Scientific Name Ancistrini sp. (L068)   
Common Name L068
Pronunciation an SISS tree nee
Etymology The 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 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A real mess of an l-number! The original photo showed a fish that was like Lasiancistrus but a shorter head profile made this fish look, perhaps, more like baryancistrus. We've labelled the fish as ancistini until more specimens are imported and the issue can be clarified.
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Distribution According to the DATZ loricariid special edition 2, the origin of this fish is the Rio Para.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Pará (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 DATZ 9/1990 pp520-521.
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Last Update 2007 Mar 16 04:42 (species record created: 2005 Sep 18 00:00)