|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hopliancistrus tricornis Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989|
|Common Names||L212, Kroget Sugemalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Poça de Pedra on Rio Tapajós, São Luis, Pará State, Brazil.|
|Etymology||(Greek)Hoplon=Weapon + (Greek)agkistron=hook.|
|Size||130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||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||South America: Tapajós and Xingu River basins.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||23.0-28.0°C or 73.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Die Aquarien- und Terrarienzeitschrift (DATZ) v. 42 (no. 9), pp 543, Figs. 5-7.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 08 11:27 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 06:14)|