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Scientific NamePseudancistrus asurini  Silva, Roxo & Oliveira, 2015
Common NameL067
Type LocalityBrazil: Rio Xingú. 03°39'05''S, 52°22'42''W.
EtymologyGreek, 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.
IdentificationPseudancistrus 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.

L067 was often known as being the same as L017. L067 will grow spines horizontally outwards right around the snout rim but especially at the sides. L067 has at least a small amount of yellow in the dorsal fins leading spine. Both fishes have yellow in the caudal.
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DistributionSouth America: Brazil: Rio Xingu
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature25.0-30.0°C or 77-86°F (Show species within this range)
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesZooKeys 482, pp 27, Figs. 3-4.
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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2015 Mar 21 06:37 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)